Stay hungry, stay foolish. I found this statement when I was watching some videos on YouTube about Steve Jobs. It’s a simple thing to say but very hard to practice. It made me think of the time when I was hungry and foolish before the mortgage payment before my son was born. Back before life just happened, you know. It happens to most of us. We get caught up in it.
I got to thinking about another quote I heard that said, “Most men live a life of quiet desperation.” That’s what happens after the hunger is lost and you become comfortable. You become too wise or too scared to stray from your comfort zone. I feel that’s where I landed for a while. But the thing about your comfort zone is this— NOTHING GROWS THERE. Your thoughts don’t evolve. You never challenge your limitations. You go through the motions of life, and then it hits you. You realize you’re happy in your comfort zone, but you’re not living. You know the living I’m talking about, L-I-V-I-N, that’s the living I’m talking bout.
So, if you’re reading this, look around and take stock of your situation. Are there things you want to do but just continually put them off? What I’ve come to realize is, you got to get after it. People may think you’re foolish for stepping out there. Hell, you may think you’re foolish for stepping out there, but would you prefer to have done something foolish years ago that you learned from, or would you prefer to be getting ready to check out of this world and have the regrets of things you never got to do? Ponder that.