Rarely, do we leave the safety of our comfort zones.
I am one of those people—I always try to live within the limit of safety. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times where I have successfully ventured out, but from day-to-day, I like order, routine, and stability. I like the security that comes with confiding in the same close friends and the predictability of a set schedule. Yes, I’m a boring control freak.
However, sometimes we need to scare ourselves. We need to venture out and experience the healthy dose of fear of the unknown to take our breath away and make us feel alive. We need to take that leap of faith and step, maybe even jump, outside of our comfort zones.
Let fear fuel you, rather than hinder you. Don’t let fear keep you from the pursuit of something great.
Don’t settle for the familiar. Don’t settle for the average. Don’t settle for the mundane.
It doesn't matter what it is that pushes you beyond the point of security—like Nike, just do it.
Travel. Make a new friend. Skydive. Share your honest thoughts. Change your hair. Ask the difficult questions. Kiss them. Tell a secret. Be vulnerable and delicate and beautiful—seamlessly and simultaneously.
Say yes and never look back.
Honestly, this is almost humorously hypocritical because again, I am the self-proclaimed boring control freak. Yet, here I am. Here I am in various aspects of my life where I am leaping out of my comfort zone. Whether by choice or by force, leaving our comfort zone is something we all will do.
Even if you’re terrified, take the risk. It's time we went out on a limb.