I want you to be challenged this week: I want you to be uncomfortable. Yep, I bet you didn’t want to read that on a Monday. Tough luck. It’s in willingness to challenge the status quo that sets us INSIDERS apart, and a flip of perspective on a Monday is especially important.
I am challenging you to not play it safe. Whatever that big thing is that is hanging over your head, it’s time to take action. And I mean take action today. Not this weekend, not next week. Now.
Brandon and I have learned quickly in our first month of marriage that marriage is only the beginning of a million decisions to come. Life-planning questions are coming up, and to be honest, we don’t even know what continent we want to live on in the next two years. It’s all so exciting, so unknown, so risky, and oh so easy to stay comfortable. Thoughts of a customized home, a rigged-up garage for the Jeep and its accessories, and an established place to live seems so easy, so close within our reach, and so not want we want at all. We both have a calling on our hearts to explore the world, to learn new languages, and to love and to be changed by people across the world that we have yet to meet.
Play it safe, and you will live a safe, and quasi-comfortable life. On the surface this sounds pretty good. Unfortunately, deep down, this is the type of living that is most common, because, well, it’s easy. It’s easy to fall into, it’s easy to convince yourself that you worked hard to get where you are, and it’s easy to be satisfied with the status quo. It’s easy to lie to yourself that you’re not good enough for more or that there even is more to life than what you have always been told there is.
You are doing the world no good playing small, playing safe and staying comfortable. Take a risk, be yourself, and you will make a difference in this world.
Taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone doesn’t happen by chance. You must choose it. You have nothing to lose other than the regret of never having risked.