Last August I left the poverty stricken Midwest in search of greater ambitions and more abundant opportunities. Within 6 or 7 months of struggling I started finding what I was looking for here in North Carolina. I found my sense of self, my career path(s), and opportunities that I had never even known existed......all because I was willing to take a risk.
Now as I look back, I wonder what in the world would have happened to me if I would have stayed? Tonight it became clear. I met up with an old friend of mine. She is a very talented writer, and will someday use her education degree to change the lives of countless children as an elementary school teacher. But, for now, she will live in complacency. She will stay right there. in Northeast Ohio where the cold, gray winters last for 6 months or more, the factories are shutting down, and people are losing their jobs by the handfulls.
I guess in many cases, it is not that difficult to understand. Sometimes people place limitations on their lives just to avoid stepping outside of their comfort zones. Although, stepping outside of our comfort zones allows us to blossom like nothing else does, we are often afraid of failing. We are so afraid of failing, that we often never try. This is tragic. This is a failure of epic proportions. It is my belief(and you may disagree), that the only way a person really fails, is if they never try.
Well people, if you are a victim of complacency.....a victim of your own doing, you are failing yourself. You are failing to live up to your potential. Step up and take a chance already. Your life is nothing short of a miracle.....I don't care who you are! Don't take it for granted and don't let it go to waste. Do not let fear or complacency stand in the way of your greatest ambitions or desires. Go out and conquer. Face the day. Grow stronger with every fight. Go and live your life!!! Take care everyone!
See you next time!!!