Challenging your self vs Simply not being interested.
You’d think drawing this line wouldn’t be terribly difficult – but for some people (like me) I think it is.
Sometimes opportunities present themselves and they might be scary (like moving across the country). But you weigh out your options – and while it may be a lot easier to keep your life the way it is, the idea of taking a chance excites you. The excitement out weighs the risk.
Other opportunities come up that could be kind of cool, but they might just not be for you. In this case you ask yourself are they not for you because you’re just not putting yourself out there enough? Could this just be another way to challenge yourself?
So I guess my question is – is it ok not to challenge myself in certain areas that just don’t particularly interest me?
Sometimes an opportunity may come up that is scary as I’d mentioned above but it does not excite a single bone in my body. It just sounds risky. It just sounds like something I’d do to please those around me.
It’s easy to stay home and be comfortable all the time but you need to give yourself room to grow, room that is often found outside your comfort zone. At the same time I think you need to stay true to yourself.
If everyone was jumping of a bridge would you jump too?