Moving Away From Safe

May 18, 2019 | By More


Over the years I have been in situations where I wanted to go after goals but was unable to muster the required energy to do so. The result of this inaction was that these goals were never achieved, and many remain on my “To Do List” to this day. I’m sure that you have been there as well. 

What causes us to stay put and not go after these goals? I would argue that humans have this natural desire to avoid pain therefore when they are confronted with a choice that will require them to get out of their comfort zone, they will choose not to move forward. Being safe is a good thing because of the familiarity with that whole environment. 

At this point in your life, you must ask yourself this fundamental question: How has this desire to stay safe served me? Have I walked away from dreams that could have changed the course of my life if I had decided to go for them? What have I missed out on because of my fear of moving forward? What pain have I inflicted on myself and my family for not moving away from this safe zone? What is the price that I have paid for doing nothing?

Take a few minutes to reflect on your life then answer these questions as they pertain to your own situation. Maybe the feeling of regret will surface and nothing else will come of it. Maybe you will get all fired up because today is the day that you will finally do the leap of faith to go after your elusive dream(s). Maybe you have reached a point in your life where moving away from safe will be less painful than staying where you are now. Lock your vision onto that goal(s) and take the first step away from safe. Dare to Dream!

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Certified Retirement Coach and public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of wealth management as well as designing meaningful and rewarding retirements.  ~

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