Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
My problem with people today is that they give up so easy. It’s not that you can’t give up, it’s that they do it so easily. They walk away so easily. They divorce themselves from the chance to have a life long relationship so quickly. And they seem so quick to bond with people that they don’t know without putting the investment in the people that you do know to make something lasting and meaningful. You got friends on Facebook. You got people liking you and following you who don’t know you. You got all of this phony, pretentious facade of intimate relationship. And my question in my heart is, “Why are we so committed to that that is synthetic and disengage so quickly to that that is organic?” T.D. Jakes (via creatingaquietmind)