I've been reading the book The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath. There have been a ton of great quotes and insights that have jumped off the page at me. The one that has really been sticking with me though is this one:
In most every profession, there are elements of peaks and valleys. It is also very tempting to get the simple things done. But getting caught up in the reasonable can cause a loss of your challenge. Reasonable pulls us away from our passions, from the dreams that could change the world. Reasonable causes the incredible to fade away to the mundane.
To push against the reasonable, turning away from the speed bumps and toward your Everest, you must make that choice. Choose the path that you don't feel comfortable with. Choose the path that might make others feel awkward. Choose the path that can make the impact that will create the moment that will change the lives that you are impacting every day.
Choose Everest. Don't let the speed bumps get in the way, try to skip to the slow path of Everest.
Taylor currently serves as a Coordinator of Innovative Learning for a mid-sized school district in Texas. He is a speaker, writer, and coach for all who are in conflict with the status quo.