Playing it safe in life is an idea often perpetuated by our parents, teachers or friends.
Our parents want to protect us, our teachers want us not to turn out as deadbeats, and our friends want us to be like them.
If you subscribe to the idea of playing it safe though, you are most certainly going to be settling for in life.
Helen Keller, who became permanently deaf and blind at just 19 months old, wrote:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
If your life feels somehow unfulfilled, consider that you are probably just playing it safe. That thing that you want to do is probably not going to work out, or so you think. That’s resistance doing what it does best, which is to stop you from advancing yourself or any act of creation you can conceive.
So be bold, advance, and move forward. Time will not wait for you.