"The world's big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark." -John Muir quote

Quotes that Matter Monday | The World is Big

Sometimes fear takes over. It is paralyzing. It is big. The world and life can be overwhelming at times, and that’s before any extra hardships are added in. This week’s quote that matters is by environmentalist and author, John Muir. You know that quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go”? Yeah, that was a John Muir quote.


“The world’s big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.” -John Muir

As part of my new year’s resolution, I’m trying not to let the world get the best of me. I want to just do. Not debate. Not consider. Not imagine. I will have already missed the moment if I stop to do these things. And this year is about living.


So whether you’re a creative, a dreamer, an adventurer, an activist, or all of the above, never loose track of what excites you. Keep exploring. Keep wandering. You will never know everything about the subject you are passionate about, so always keep looking. It will keep you strong and open-minded and humble. Take criticism, but don’t be crippled by it. Your haters are your biggest cheerleaders. Dream big, but don’t lose sight of the ground. The ground is where you will grow and make progress.


Stay curious.


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