Are you a slave to your comfort? Perhaps you would like to try something new, but it is uncomfortable. People tend to get very comfy in one spot or another and then don't want to move on to the next place. It is like a bird who never leaves the nest to do an amazing thing, fly. If the bird stayed where it was comfortable and known, they would never experience the world. However, we as people often get so afraid to leave the nest, we keep ourselves from living the amazing life we have ahead of us. Maybe we have convinced ourselves that we "have to" do it this way or that. Maybe we get stuck on a career path, that we don't feel equipt to abandon or a new hobby we think the other people doing are already better at and don't need us newbies to intrude. But the truth is, no one can bring to the table what you do. What ever path you have chosen to take is a unique one, that you can bring into your next steps. For example, lets say you are a nurse and you have been entertaining ideas of being a computer programmer. Completely unqualified? Maybe, but maybe the computer software that is being used for nurses and doctors could be improved by your background in the field. Maybe the way you learned to do things in the nursing field will help people do things better in the computer field. You never know until you try! We are judging our ability to contribute, when the truth is, we can ALWAYS contribute. Just because our perspective and background is unique and brings new ways of looking at things.
We don't always want to try something new, because it is uncharted waters. It is places no one has ever been and we may fail. But without the unknown, we never grow, experience and expand who we are. Which is what we really want, so why do we get so stuck?
Insightful Inspiration of the Week
Is there something new you have been avoiding trying because you doubt your ability to do it? Is there a path you tell people you "would do" if you were someone else with different circumstances? Well, this week, you should try and get out there and do it! Just give it a try. Notice what "buts" and "ifs" come up while you plan it out and use that as a way to understand yourself fuller and move forward. Even it is something small. Try something new. It will bring you great satisfaction whether you succeed or fail because it is moving you closer to yourself.