Every moment of our lives we are either growing or dyingâ€”and itâ€™s largely a choice, not fate. Throughout its life cycle, every one of the bodyâ€™s trillions of cells is driven to grow and improve its ability to use more of its innate yet untapped capacity. Research biologist Albert Szent-Gyoergyi, who was twice awarded the Nobel Prize, called this syntropy, which he defined as the â€œinnate drive in living matter to perfect itself.â€ It turns conventional thinking upside downâ€¦As living cellsâ€”or as peopleâ€”there is no staying the same. If we aim for some middle ground or status quo, itâ€™s an illusionâ€”beneath the surface whatâ€™s actually happening is weâ€™re dying, not growing. And the goal of a lifetime is continued growth, not adulthood. As Rene Dubos put it, â€œGenius is childhood recaptured.â€ For this to happen, studies show that we must recaptureâ€”or prevent the loss ofâ€”such child-like traits as the ability to learn, to love, to laugh about small things, to leap, to wonder, and to explore. Itâ€™s time to rescue ourselves from our grown-up ways before itâ€™s too late.
~ Robert Cooper Quotes from The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership & Life
How novel and original must be each new mans view of the universe - for though the world is so old - and so many books have been written - each object appears wholly undescribed to our experience - each field of thought wholly unexplored - the whole world is an America - a New World.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.