You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Foer
When you get the chance to go after something that you really want, don’t let your fears inhibit you. Life is about trying new things, taking risks, and stepping out of your comfort zone. It opens us up to new challenges and opportunities, showing us that we can do more than we previously believed we could. We take risks by letting go of something that is holding us back, moving past the fear of failure, being vulnerable in front of others, and putting our trust in another person. It isn’t easy and the result may not always be what you were hoping for, but every time you take a risk you are stepping outside of your comfort zone and living life with no regrets. Taking risks can be the difference between simply existing and truly living.
Game Plan: Start with something small and go from there. You never know what you can accomplish until you try, and risks can pay off with big rewards. If the worst that can happen is embarrassing yourself, it’s probably worth it. Even if it doesn’t work out, at least you can pride yourself in knowing that you took a chance. Taking risks are what enable us to grow.