This is the quote I want to live my life by and the quote I hope S wants to live his life by. I found it on this African blog I read. Anyway, I really, really like it.
If you have the chance to live an extraordinary life, you have to take it, whatever the cost. The alternative, which is to choose the mundane, is not life, in the real sense of the word... If you’ve got the chance, you’ve got to take it.