It’s safe to say that we humans are creatures of habit. We like the familiar, the comfort of predictability and the satisfaction of being in control. While taking the safe path seems to be the easiest option at hand, life presents us with challenges and opportunities aplenty. Usually, all we need to do is reach out and take what is already there, right in front of us. So what will it be? The comfort of security or the leap into the unknown? Here’s to the awesome things that happen once you start pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.
“Impossible” becomes relative
Once you embrace the small and big challenges that life basically hands you on a silver platter you start to establish a whole new idea of what is possible. While you have lacked the courage to go through with it before, you now find yourself filling out that job application you’ve secretly kept in your drawer for months. After all, someone has to get the job – why shouldn’t it be you?
A rush of adrenaline followed by a boost of confidence
Trying something new and different feels scary and exhilarating at the same time. Not only is the adrenaline rather addictive, the rewarding boost of confidence is simply intoxicating. At the end of the day, we might not succeed in all our life endeavours. Then again, knowing that we’ve tried is a pretty good consolation which only makes us stronger – and eager for more.
People are awesome. And so are you, you’re full of potential! Travelling the world and learning foreign languages, approaching that cute girl or boy at the bar, rocking a presentation in front of a filled classroom at university… you name it. You’re not sure if you could really do these things? Well, I’d say there’s only one way to find out – now and then you might surprise even yourself.
All of the sudden, you start to explore a world of possibilities. You realise that most things in life don’t have to be all black and white. Instead, you start to see a world of many colours. You might not agree with everything but you learn to be tolerant; you embrace the diversity that you find yourself surrounded by.
Discovering new passions and learning about things that you dislike will go hand in hand the further you expand your horizon. Either way, you will learn, you will grow and you will establish a sense of your self that is built on contentment, curiosity and self-esteem that makes you feel and appear genuine and confident.
Variety, the spice of life
The further you go, the more you learn and discover – about yourself, your understanding of life and the world as such. Instead of the regular routine, you wake up with a new sense of curiosity every morning. You feel like anything could happen. Life becomes your playground; each day a new adventure.