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Monday Motivation: 5 Reasons to Take a Chance Today

April 17th, 2017

Do you ever feel like your routine has become a bit mundane? Like you’d love to shake things up just a bit, but you’re unsure or even a little apprehensive about where to start? No matter what your day to day looks like, imagine this: you never make a change. You go about every day the same way you did before for the rest of your life. Would you be OK with that?

Would you never look back and wonder what things would have been like if you went out on a limb and took a chance? We each only have one life to live and there’s no reason to not live it well. Even if you’re not sure what exactly this means for you, here’s a look at five reasons to take a chance today. Because you should never fear death. What you should truly fear is never starting to live.

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Monday Motivation: 5 Reasons to Take a Chance Today

#1. You’ll never know if you don’t try. Seriously, this is huge. There’s no way to know what lies around the corner if you never look. And, if you never look you’ll always wonder. So if you want something – go after it. If you’re curious – try it. It might be scary. It may be completely intimidating. It might be a ton of fun. The point is, you have to test the waters to know.

#2. What if changing things up is what’s meant to be? You never know who or what you’ll encounter if you take different path than your usual. What if you try a new coffee shop and you end up meeting the man of your dreams. Or perhaps you get out of your comfort zone and you push yourself to run an extra mile or try that super hard class at the gym – there’s a solid chance you’ll find something you love that you never even knew was waiting for you. Check out that new business opportunity. Throw caution to the wind and get a wild new hair style. Just do it.

#3. A little risk (not the dangerous kind) never hurt anything. You know the saying, “No risk, no reward.” It’s true. Sometimes to have to find your own edge to get to the good stuff. And, that can mean lots of different things. Perhaps you want to shake things up and completely change your career. OK. It’s going to be tough in the beginning. You’ll be the new kid on the block and you’ll have a lot to learn, but what’s stopping you? The risk of not having a 9-5? Live a little, you’ll thank yourself later.

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#4. Pushing your own boundaries will make you stronger. This one is huge as we’re often afraid to push ourselves to hard. But, here’s the thing: YES. You. Can. You can do whatever you put your mind to – where there’s a will, there’s a way. So why not? Think about those times you’re at the gym and you could lift weights that are a bit heavier or you could run a little faster on the treadmill, but instead you remain at your comfort zone. How will you get stronger, how will you get faster if you never push yourself? Now’s the time and always remember: YES. You. Can.

#5. Your mind and heart will be open to new things. What’s better than having an open mind and a heart that’s full of acceptance? I can’t think of anything more beautiful or a reward that’s greater than that. Trying new things and finding new experiences will give you both – and your mind and heart will thank you for it. You’ll meet new people. You’ll see the world. You’ll taste new flavors. You’ll laugh in new ways. What’s stopping you? Doesn’t this sound incredible?

Here’s the thing: you and only you hold the keys to your destiny. You are not defined by your surroundings or the way you were raised or the relationships you are in. It’s up to you to shape the person you want to be and become the person you know you have in your heart. So go for it. Find your edge. Push yourself. You’ll be amazed at what you find on the other side.

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