“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd
A talent may be safe hidden but that is not what talents are for.
Being safe can sometimes hinder your ability to recognise and pursue your purpose.
While prudence has a prominent role in balancing safety and risk, in the absence of risk you hardly have a life.
A ship may be safe in a harbour but if you wanted something safe, you’d be better off building a fortress. Ships are built to whisthand the turbulence of the sea.
As Jim Rohn says:
“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
You’ve got to dig deep and find the courage to do it as Joyce Meyer advises about finding life’s purpose.
In the end, only you can decide if the risk is worth it, but if all you do is rely on safety, you probably aren’t going to enjoy life as much as you would if you were out there living it. Everyone believes in living in the now, but only a few master the courage to do it. They have realised that to live in the now doesn’t take away responsibilities but requires a purpose, a “raison d’être” . Constant comfort isn’t worth it, if it is costing you your purpose.