7 Legitimate Reasons To Take A Risk, Even If It Scares You

If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it.

Are you currently faced with a dilemma in your life that involves some serious decision-making? Do you need to make a potential leap of faith and plummet into the unknown? Does it petrify you?

It could involve quitting your job to try out something new, it could mean leaving your hometown to explore other places, it could also be time to give your heart another chance and face a new relationship or end whatever is hurting you so badly.

Here are 7 reasons why you should just… do it:

1. No good comes from staying in your comfort zone.

We have a normal. As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” – Robin S. Sharma

2. Change is more than good.

Change is sometimes exactly what you need.

3. If it scares you, it’s totally normal.

Take your time, but when you run and leap of that cliff and dive into the glistening blue water at the bottom, you’ll feel glad that you jumped.  The water will be a bit cold at first, but your body will adjust and you’ll love the water more than you ever thought you would.

4.  Yes, novelty can be frightening.

But as a child, did your parents constantly say things like – “if you never try, you’ll never know?”… Well?

5. And yes, failure is possible.

But turn that around and think of it as a new way to succeed. You may not succeed in ways that you hoped, but you are now faced with endless new opportunities to achieve and thrive.

6. Everything happens for a reason.

If you’re faced with this possibility of starting afresh, it is being presented to you for a reason. The outcome of this situation is in your hands.

7. Don’t underestimate yourself.

Don’t let the little voices in your head tell you that you can’t make it, when you know deep down that you can. You are your worst enemy. But you are your own salvation, too.

We all know the drill – “it is easier said than done”, and yes “we can’t know what it’s like”, “it’s hard, no one understands”
Be selfish for a minute.

Make a list of ways in which this decision can only benefit your life. You’ll be amazed at the results. Instead of a ‘pros and cons’ list, see it as a ‘pros and more pros’ list, as a list of the best reasons to do something daring and life-changing.

You have it in you.
 Take a deep breath.
 This time is yours. 
Now, go for it. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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