I hear it all of the time. “Get out of your comfort zone,” they say. “Do something new,” they say. “Your success is just outside of the things you’re already stuck doing,” the gurus holler.
This week, I listened. And it was terrifying. I’m not sure how things will turn out. But I do know I’m a better person for the attempt at doing something new and reaching for greater opportunities. One of my favorite people in history, Eleanor Roosevelt, was quoted as saying, “Do something that scares you every day.”
I moved from Philadelphia back to Florida. It is scary because I have no idea what is coming next. But I do know that I’m a better person for at least trying.
Sometimes circumstances can conspire to make us feel as if we shouldn’t say anything at all. That is one of the worst things we can do. Speak. Speak from the heart. Speak the truth. I do believe things will work out in the end. If things haven’t worked out yet, it’s not the end.