When you take risks, you don’t always get out of it on the right side of the coin. But what makes it so special is the possibility of experiencing something truly extraordinary that would never happen if you hide in your shell. This is why only very few people ever witness their highest potential in themselves because they’re the only ones who are willing to wade in the dirt to see it.
Playing it safe may decrease the chances of your failing but so will your chance of succeeding even higher than you had before. When you look back to your life, it’s better to remember the times when you stepped out of your comfort zone than playing it safe and boring. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith. Sometimes, you need to believe that life isn’t always coming to get you. Life is a juxtapose, and at the right time, you may be on the right side of things.
We try to view life like it’s one huge to-do list. Our desperate need to control everything goes overboard, and that’s why we tumble on situations that we aren’t supposed to be dealing with in the first place. But don’t worry, we all go through that, even ridiculously successful people in the industry right now. We don’t always know what to do, but that doesn’t make us any less capable of what we’re destined to have. However, it’s still much better to be aware of what’s to come than having not to.
F.O.M.O stands for “fear of missing out.” It’s a trendy slang referring to the anxious feeling of a person who believes his friends or peers are currently enjoying each other’s company in his absence. A person who’s experiencing this social anxiety yearns to always be connected or updated by what others are doing. He doesn’t want to “miss out” on the fun and fulfilling moments of other people, and usually insists he’s being hated and isolated by them. A common factor that triggers this feeling is the spontaneity and fabrication of the definition of “fun” in social media which impacts the behavior and mental health of the users who witness it.
Losing motivation doesn’t happen in a swift snap of a finger; it’s a slow, draining process that makes you feel guilty for having not accomplished anything in a day. You feel unproductive and hate yourself for it but you’re not doing anything to get back on track. It can happen most times when you don’t have the passion for doing your job or when everything feels like a daunting obligation. But it can also happen even when you like what you’re doing, and that’s the worst feeling. It’s not the same with completely losing your passion for something, but it surely makes you feel that way sometimes.
The first step in achieving any dream is believing you have what it takes to make it happen. You need to find something to depend on and gain strength from, whether that’s an experience you went through or a compliment a stranger told you five years ago. Without that vital sliver of faith in yourself, you wouldn’t be able to move mountains (even when you have the power to). Confidence can be your greatest tool in the face of uncertainty; it is a very powerful force to be reckoned with. It can take years to mold and fortify, but when you do, you’re bound to survive anything.