Safety vs growth

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus

We have all heard financial specialist say that the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Whether it is always true for our hard earned savings is a debate for another time. What I am interested in tonight, is how taking measured risks in our everyday can have an incredible impact on our happiness!

Looking back at your past experiences, how many times have you played it safe out of fear and regretted it? It doesn’t need to be a grandiose adventure on the cliff of a mountain. Fear of rejection when asking someone for a date, fear of loosing face with a new idea in front of colleagues, fear that our kids will see us as a burden if we ask to spend time with them… so we play it safe and we stay at home in front of tv alone, we don’t stand out for that promotion at work, and we don’t enjoy time with our loved ones.

So take a step back and check in what areas of your life you are playing it safe out of fear. Now picture what would be the worst and best case scenarios. Would you regret it if you didn’t at least try? Then set yourself up to success and GO FOR IT!

It’s that first step of making the decision that is the hardest. From it you will gain momentum to make the change in the rest of your life and the improvements you will see will reinforce your confidence and radiate in other areas of your life as well.

If you are not sure where to start, wish to speak with a therapist for advice, or simply discuss with a third party; contact us at Psychology Experts in Singapore for a private and confidential appointment.

 

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