Some people are natural risk-takers. Others are content to remain where they are because it’s familiar and comfortable. They are willing to stay there, even if it means settling for a life of unfulfilled dreams.
To experience life to its fullest, we must stretch beyond our comfort zones. And we must leave the shores of the familiar to set sail for new horizons.
Sure, it’s scary. There may be turbulent squalls, intimidating waves, and maybe even pirates. But with each challenge you meet, you will be closer to discovering new lands, new people, and new opportunities.
Without a willingness to take the risk—in spite of our fear and uncertainty—to seek unfamiliar shores, we resign ourselves to lives of mediocrity in a familiar port of call.
It’s been said that growth begins at the end of your comfort zone. So, too, does adventure, self-knowledge, and a life well-lived. All the opportunities lie in the unknown. But we must be willing to take risks to get there. Take that first baby step today. Pull away from the dock and set sail for the more-fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.