you’re happily all wrapped up in your plushy, 1000-thread-count comfort zone, good for you. This message isn’t for you. This message is for the person who isn’t content with mediocracy. This message is for the person who wants bigger things, better things, and knows deep down inside that they deserve just that.
Get ready to step out of your comfort zone, and take a few risks in life – to get you closer to living the life of your dreams.
1. Without risk, there is no reward.
You want to soar. Make moves. Kill the game. Dream things, do things, achieve things – you want to fly. But you will never fly if you do not jump. You absolutely have to take risks in life to gain rewards. If you don’t take a risk, you’ll never know what could have been. Some of the most successful people in life took risks – not all risks taken may see reward, but you must not let that stop you from taking risks in the first place.
2. You will learn something new.
The definition of insanity is said to be doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome. So if you want change, you’ve got to get out of that comfortable, plushy place that keeps you doing the same thing over and over again. Break out of that because I guarantee you that you will end up learning something new. You’ll meet new people, you’ll see new places, you’ll learn new skills, and you’ll become a better version of yourself.
3. Complacency is a creativity killer.
Creativity in my opinion is the ability to think outside of the box. It’s a lot harder to do that when you’re stuck in the same box every single day. When you’re presented with hard times and placed in new territories, you’ll be surprised at how creative you become. Innovation is not always an option – sometimes it is a necessity.
4. Change will happen, and that’s a good thing.
Ooh, change. A scary thing, isn’t it? New friends, new people, new job, new conversations, new town, new city, new food? Yes, it can all be a bit overwhelming – the thought of it all can be crippling. But once you get over those fearful thoughts, and look past the bad things that could happen – you’ll focus less on where you are now, and where you want to be. One big change might be the one thing you need to get closer to your goals.
5. Confidence takes practice.
I don’t think we’re born confident. It takes practice. It takes a lot of small gains to eventually build up to make you feel like you know what you’re doing. But that’s what makes it so wonderful. If you’re not confident in yourself, that’s probably the best reason to do something crazy and spontaneously awesome – you may fall, but you will pick yourself back up. And afterwards, you’ll be able to pat yourself on the back for it. Do things that scare you. Do things that scare you. Do things that scare you. The more you do things that scare you, the more you’ll realize that you are capable of much more than you thought you were, and the more confident you’ll become.