Life is too short to play it safe, but every so often we forget this.
We opt for the safe route, in search of a sense of security. We take the ordinary job versus going for our dreams, we put off world travel for years so we can get that promotion, and we spend our time in a mode of wishing instead of doing.
In doing so, we chip away bit by bit at our adventurous spirit. And yet deep down, that same spirit yearns to be released back into the wild - to seize the day and explore the world.
This adventurous spirit is the wandering dog within each of us.
Today, we’ll give you four quotes that will inspire your adventurous spirit!
1. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson
The meaning of life is not security! Sometimes you have to take risks and venture into the wild - but that’s okay, that’s what life is about. That uncertainty makes it interesting and fun.
2. “A wise man investigates before accepting what the majority believes to be true.” - Anonymous
Many people will try to tell you that you can’t live a truly adventurous life. They’ll tell you that you need a steady job and that you need to follow the path that society has laid out for you.
But you shouldn’t always listen to what the majority of people say. Instead, do your investigation. What you’ll find is that an adventurous life is very possible if you’re willing to open your mind and look past the limits that others try to set for you.
3. “A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life. When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories, and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment. When he breaks the chain of routine.” - Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living
Adventure isn’t just about traveling and exploring the world. It’s a daily choice that you make. A decision to embrace new ideas, take unique paths and challenge your mind to think in different ways. It’s curiosity about the world that drives you to learn more, do more, and be more than you ever thought possible.
4. ”Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” - Anonymous
When many people make money, the first thing they do is go out and buy new gadgets, houses, cars, etc. But that isn’t necessarily the best way, and certainly not the most memorable way.
Our stories are what make us. They build our memories, connect us with people, and make life feel like it’s worth living. So, consider filling your life with more experiences and adventures instead of material things.
You only have one shot at this thing called life. You can seize the day, embrace your inner wandering dog, and live a life of adventure, or you can choose a life of monotony. That choice is up to you.
But we hope these quotes inspire your adventurous spirit to take the leap and do something amazing!
Do you have any other favorite adventure quotes? Let us know in the comments below!