The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Playing It Safe is the Riskiest Thing You Can Do!
Quote of the Day:
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~Alan Cohen
The Single Woman Says:
So many of us get stuck in ruts of what we think we “should be doing” instead of going after what we DREAM of doing. We play it safe just to stay in the game. We put our own dreams on hold to answer someone else’s phone. We stay in the “comfortable” relationship and forego meeting our REAL soulmate because we’re too scared to be alone. We avoid the unknown and stay firmly planted in our comfort zone. We don’t move to the big city, we don’t write that book we always dreamed of writing, and we don’t pursue a career in acting because it’s not “practical” enough. All the while, we let precious time in which we could be pursuing our passions and chasing our goals and living the life of our dreams slip away. We spend so much time trying to set “realistic” goals that we never live up to the full potential of who we are as a human being. We instead resign ourselves to an easy, ordinary, mundane life spent “playing by the rules” and coloring inside the lines.
But guess what? Playing it safe is the riskiest thing you can do. The price you pay for allowing life to pass you by is TOO HIGH. No high-paying salary at an empty, meaningless job can reimburse you for the toll living life inside a box takes on your soul. There is no expense report that can return to you the time spent wasted living a safe, secure life. Today I urge you to evaluate your life…ask yourself, “Am I giving everything that I can to the pursuit of my dreams?” Then realize it’s later than it seems. Anything in your life that’s acting as a security blanket is only smothering the person you were born to be. Toss it out the window and be free!