Playing It Safe

People talk about things they want to change but doing so is sometimes as difficult as drinking water upside down.  Often it’s the comfort level, or the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude.  There is a problem with this… and it’s called missing out.

The guilt that we tend to carry around with us everyday when we procrastinate can become tiresome and may eventually lead to low self-esteem and even depression.  The guilt seems worse when we see other around us changing – keeping up with current thinking.  This is the time we may need to give ourselves a good lecture, or at least listen to others who keep trying to get the message across that living in the past makes it very difficult to find the future.

A blogger recently stated that to be successful one must take risks.   This is not news but those words often evoke fear, and rightfully so if the risks are foolish and unrewarding.  Any change can prove hazardous, but always playing it safe can lead to unfulfilled dreams and disappointment, especially when it comes to careers.

Even though change is often a good thing,  it is not always so.  Each person must, especially in uncertain times, evaluate their career and if the positives outweigh the negatives, dwell on all of those positives and find a way to keep the negatives in perspective.  Then, change may not seem so necessary.

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