It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ~ Seneca
Safe goals are cowardice. A safe life is the life of a coward; it’s a life of fear, a timid life that will someday be a regretted life.
To dare to aim higher, to live to a greater standard may bring bigger obstacles and more risk, but it will also provide more meaning, happiness, and value. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
An average life where one doesn’t dare is a life filled with pain, sorrow, and regret. A daring life is actually easier, more enjoyable and far more exciting than a timid life. Yet, most choose safety over excitement. They somehow figure that it’s easier to live when you’re not really living at all. So they slide into a life laid out for them. They follow paths that have been trodden by millions. They avoid risk and daring and as a result they avoid excitement and passion.
Difficulty isn’t the obstacle in life. Life is difficult. It always has been and it always will be. Accepting that and opening yourself up to something more is a shit of the mind that won’t make things tougher or darker, on the contrary, it will make things brighter.
Life is something we’re supposed to be excited about.
Whatever you’re currently setting out to do, aim higher. Whatever your goals or your vision for your life, dare mightier. Whatever you’re chasing, put it down and reach for something bigger.