I really believe in this quote by Anais Nin.
"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage."
In my life, I've been an international flight attendant (in the 70s), a guest on a game show "Hollywood Squares" in 1988 and jumped from an airplane tandem skydiving from 12,000 feet in 1992.---Courageous, in my world. But now, my courageous acts are smaller, but equally meaningful to me. I teach a workshop I've never taught before, I speak in front of a large crowd, star in a DVD teaching my art quilt techniques, submit my art to magazines, and most of all, I try to say 'YES' to challenges and opportunities that interest me.