My favorite thing about getting the car washed is shopping for cards. My experience with car washes (and this is true of a handful I’ve frequented over the years) is that they have wonderful cards – the most humorous, the most meaningful, and not your typical Hallmark variety.
My car wash carries a selection of square cards (I love square cards!) that have great quotes, proverbs and phrases on them – I’m now in the habit of buying and taping them to my fridge. As I was pulling out a couple more today – my daughter caught me off guard as she was very excited that I was posting these to the fridge rather than posting them in the mail. She too has caught the quote bug.
One quote that I particularly like is:
“Life Begins at the End of your Comfort Zone” - Neale Donald Walsch
I think about the great experiences my daughter Eliza has had this year, culminating this week at National History Day (which I wrote about earlier this week) – which is one of her best achievements. I know she wouldn’t have gotten there without some pushing, prodding, a bit of angst and sticking her neck out.
I also think this is a quote for me to take to heart as it relates to my own career (or at this point I should say job) as I’ve purposely chosen work over the past 5 years which is controllable, predictable … and honestly a bit boring at times. BUT, it enables me to maintain my sanity as I try to keep my finger on the pulse of those dear ones around me, and unfortunately I don’t think I could embrace much more excitement in my career at this time… But my time will come.
So I challenge you all – take this quote to heart, and discover something new that puts you on the edge. Figure out how to step out of your comfort zone.