You will never know what life has in store for you unless you’re willing to take a chance. One quote that has continuously been running around in my mind is this.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
Think about that for a second.
How often do you long for something new or something different than what you’ve been used to but your not willing to do what scares you? We're conditioned to believe that everything that has happened to us in the past, has to be the norm in our everyday lives. But what if you started saying yes more to the things that terrify you? To the things that make you challenge all that you know and all that you've learned throughout life.
Most of us envision these amazing lives for ourselves and then we end up settling for what is comfortable, for what we know will be safe. But, at the end of the day but at the end of the day, if we are not willing to take a chance how can we grow?
I was recently inspired by a blog post by Monet Sommers on her move to Germany and it reminded me just how much we all go through different challenges in life.
She says, “If we stay in our safe, content places, how will we push ourselves in ways we can't imagine? How will we learn new things without falling a few times?”
And it’s so true. In these past months, I’ve been challenging myself to do just that. To take a chance and go after what it is I truly want, even if I don’t know how it will turn out in the end. We end up learning and we end up growing much faster when we step out of our usual comfort zones and let ourselves be open to what life has in store for us. The journey (whether it's easy or difficult) is one of the most beautiful parts of every story.
When we step back, allow ourselves to be challenged, to embrace fear and decide to say yes anyway, it allows for divine intervention.
I too, am finding that I am in a point in my life where I'm learning to say yes more to things that terrify me. To the things that could lead to something amazing, but I will never know if I don't try. The next two weeks, I'm taking off from all work to step back, unwind, relax, create and disconnect. As silly as it might sound, I haven't done anything like that since August of 2015. The thought was a bit terrifying but I know it will lead to amazing clarity and insight for my next steps.
Alright, I’m interested in hearing.