Earlier in 2018, the world lost a national treasure in Anthony Bourdain. He was an incredibly likable person who seemed to resonate with people around the globe. While he’s no longer with us, his show, “Parts Unknown” remains on Netflix and his impact remains with so many fans.
Use these Anthony Bourdain quotes to start getting out of your comfort zone and start living life to the fullest:
“I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain
Nor should you. Anyone that is super successful has looked like an idiot more times than they can count.
Trying to not look stupid is a mistake. It’s part of the process of becoming successful.
If you want to do great things you have to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Any beginner has struggles, its part of growing and becoming something more.
As the best-selling author, Robin Sharma said, “Every master was once a beginner. Every pro was once an amateur.”
“Your body is not a temple: It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes
You never know when your last moment will come so start enjoying more of your life instead of playing it safe. Enjoy the ride. Travel, meet new people, try new food, and start making progress on that bucket list.
While you should maintain your health so you can have more time for epic experiences, don’t be afraid to test yourself. Sign up for that marathon or enroll in a karate class. Your body can more than you’re probably giving it credit for.
“Without new ideas success can become stale.” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes
Ideas in equal ideas out. To get more ideas you need to change your environments regularly and regularly put in new information. Whether it’s reading a few pages each day, watching educational videos on Youtube or listening to podcasts.
Find ways that you enjoy learning and make it part of your daily routine. You’re never going to get great ideas sitting around. Get out and experience life, ideas will find you.
“What are our expectations? Which of the things we desire are within reach? If not now, when? And will there be some left for me?” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes
Quit waiting for the perfect time to do anything. Give yourself permission to go out and do something great with your life. The time is now, don’t wait until it’s too late!
“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes
Traveling and meeting new people can often give you a new perspective in life. If you’re out of your comfort zone, you’re bound to look at your life differently. It’s a win-win situation too.
You either find a new place to travel and maybe live or appreciate your current situation more. Plus, you’ll always remember travel more than you’ll remember some purchase on Amazon.
“Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes
Mix up your routine, keep your mind and body guessing all the time. Your brain isn’t wired to do more, that’s up to you. Remember, it’s a survival mechanism more than anything, it’s not going to force you out of your comfort zone.
That’s up to you! Even if it’s little things like driving a different route, finding a new gym or shopping a different sore. Keep exploring to break the monotony of life.
Use these Anthony Bourdain quotes to start exploring and get out of your comfort zone. Life is too short to do the same thing over and over again. Have fun, push yourself, and go all in on creating an epic life.