The root of the problem is uncertainty.
We’re presented with so many choices, each leading to an outcome that we can’t really be sure about. We can only think and wonder, speculate and imagine, without any idea how a decision will truly unravel.
This fear of the unknown keeps us stagnant, some would say comfortable.
We are comfortable in what we know, what we’ve come to expect, what we think we’re guaranteed.
Knowing that there are choices, yet choosing not to choose is still a choice. It is called inaction: doing nothing because that has become the most familiar.
The longer we stay in this comfort zone, the more we deliberate over both the good and bad scenarios in our minds. Gradually, each “what if” creates even more uncertainty than we originally started with.
All the while, the desire for change does not diminish. In our heart of hearts we long for something new.
As we stay idle in our thoughts, we watch as others build momentum to push forward in their lives. Their courage is inspiring and we become envious of such liberation.
We too want to be free.
To the point where fear and uncertainty becomes irrelevant.
And so it becomes.
The only certainty in life is change. Be not afraid of the unknown, but afraid of not knowing the many possibilities your path can take you.
I’m going to go for it.
I think you should too.