"Embrace change. Envision what could be, challenge status quo, and drive creative destruction."
A: Abandon Your Comfort Zone:
Great things never came out of comfort zones. Sure, a ship is safest in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for. Comfort is the deceptively seductive cousin of complacency. And complacency drives painfully underwhelming levels of achievement. It's okay to be scared. Being scared means you're about to do something really, really brave. So go do it. Step into what scares you, and watch the magic unfold beneath your feet.
"Disturb us, O Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves.
When our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little.
When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore."
-Sir Francis Drake
B: Break the Monotony:
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results." And yet we resign ourselves to the same predictable pattern, the reliable rut that brought us to the deeply unsatisfying place we now reside. If you want to shock your system into sanity, success, and significance, shake things up. Begin to do the things that set your soul on fire. Uncertainty may sting, but monotony will kill you.
"Beware of monotony. It is the mother of all deadly sins."
C: Challenge Status Quo:
Accepting the norm for the sake of acceptance is unremarkable. We will never win that way. But those who have vision--those who know we can fly before the advent of the plane, those who know we can coexist in the midst of apartheid, those who serve the poor without a penny to their name -- the ones who have a vision beyond what the eye can see, those are the ones who make an impact. Those are the ones who are remembered.
"If we don't challenge the way things have always been, we will never discover great breakthroughs for our future."