“The world is a wide open space full of sights and adventures.” “Every day is a new day with endless possibilities.” “Opportunities present themselves all the time.” How many times in your life have you heard those phrases? Unfortunately, they don’t really have meaning until we are at the end of our ropes and fed up with our lives. We spend our whole lives trying to do the “right” thing, and going about our daily routines so that we don’t see what can lie ahead. Nothing stands in the way of experiencing new things other than ourselves.
When we do realize an opportunity we manage to talk ourselves out of it for very logical reasons, or so it seems. What it really boils down to, is we are afraid of change. We are afraid of risk. We are afraid of the consequences of a bad decision. We are afraid to be different. We are afraid to realize a dream because it might not be what we expected. We are afraid to love because we might get hurt. We are afraid. Life is short and each day should be lived as if it were your last. Tomorrow might never come, and you will not have experienced all that you were meant to or take the opportunity to become the person you were intended to be because you were afraid.
Get out of your way and step out of your box. Put aside your fears and insecurities. You are growing when you are uncomfortable—when you have moved so far out of your comfort zone you have forgotten what it’s like to be comfortable. So, get out of your way and grow and love and laugh and live!