Ships weren’t built for harbors

Like a ship in a marina, many people live their professional lives in a cubicle, docked up, tuned out, and turned off. It’s not that the cubicle itself is bad — it’s that the culture of cubicle can eventually restrict our ability to act and think outside of our current role, position, and skill set.

Staying in a harbor — any metaphoric harbor — for too long can make the open seas appear too terrifying to consider. We should be sure that we’re challenging ourselves to sail out of our safe, comfortable, and predictable environments to test our current abilities, to develop new skills, and reveal our often hidden potential.

As the old adage goes, “calm and familiar seas never made a skilled mariner” (Tweet this quote).

The truth is, ships were never built for harbors so don’t live life with your potential docked in captivity.  Get out there. Dream. Discover. Thrive (Tweet this quote).

Be a Maverick,

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