A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were built for.

This quote means that while it’s safe to stick to the familiar and known paths in life, truly living is so much more than that. Life is meant for adventure, developing meaningful relationships and learning about who you are and why you are here. How can you discover the answers if you chose to play it safe all of the time? To experience new things and grow as a person, you have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and try something different – at least once in awhile.

Ships were meant to explore the open sea. While navigating the open seas presents serious risk at times, if ships don’t move around regularly, they are vulnerable to rust and rot. The same is true for us. Have you heard the saying, “If you change nothing, nothing changes?” If we don’t challenge ourselves, our life inevitably stays the same.

The key is finding a balance of when you should play it safe and when it makes sense to venture out of your comfort zone to discover more about yourself and the world around you. Even if you are happy with where you are in your life today, there are still so many more things to experience.

Are you currently docked in safe in harbor? When was the last time you did something for the first time? Make no mistake about it, getting out of your comfort zone is scary because it makes you vulnerable. But it also presents new opportunities for greater relationships, amazing experiences and learning more about who you are.

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