Entering The Unknown
Entering the unknown can be scary. There’s a room with a white wooden door guarding it. You’re standing 5 feet away from it. As you take a step closer, the door starts to intimidate you, well that’s the feeling you get. Maybe it’s a feeling of fear, maybe it’s anxiety or maybe even excitement. Whatever it is, it feels kind of like butterflies. But not the kind of butterflies you get when you fall in love. These butterflies are different, they’re dark, heavy and flustered butterflies. The not knowing what’s behind the door.
This is how it might feel when you identify what it is you want in life. It’s quite cliche. We know what we want but know it’s in the unknown.
Wow, no wonder it’s easier to just turn around and walk away from the door. But I want to try and stop you before it’s too late. I want you to think about the feeling once you’ve opened the door. You’re opening the door to all your dreams. And yes what’s behind this door may contain a little suffering or even a lot of suffering. But let’s not forget, it also is the same door which guards your dream.
There are so many sayings and quotes that we hear on a day to day basis which remind us that obstacles are more beneficial than they are detrimental.
No pain no gain.
The thing you should always remember is that it’s better to open the door, see what’s behind it and maybe face a few obstacles, than to look back and always wonder ‘what if’. There are a lot of us who have looked at the door for far too long and regret not opening it sooner. So don’t wait, go open that door and remember that you’ll most likely survive what’s behind it and never have to wonder ‘what if’.
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