Life is scary. Life can be hard. And from what we do know, it doesn’t get any easier. So why do we do it? Why do we take risks, make that leap, dive into the unknown?
Simple. Because it’s worth it.
And it’s worth it not because it’s important to others or because of what it brings to us. Money, prestige, awards, fame are all seemingly nice rewards for a job well done. But the real thrill is “swallowing that jagged pill” because we are human and we can.
Life working in the cube was predictable, stable and comfortable. But it was also boring, mind-numbing and unchallenging. It took away all the great gifts we are endowed with being human. There was no emotion involved, no fear of rejection, nor test of our worth. In essence, it taught me what it would be like to be a computer.
While steady pay is always a great thing, it’s also important to remember who we are. We’re built to be tough, to withstand hardship, to learn from our mistakes, and grow as individuals.
This experience has taught me that no matter how scary it is to dive into the real world, I’d much rather take that risk then to deny myself the experience of being human.
Life is short. And in the end, what will be the things we regret or wished we did? The next time you’re faced with a challenge, remember that you’re already equipped to deal with it. Take a chance and you will be rewarded. Not with riches, prestige and fame (which may or may not come) but with the feeling of confidence that you can do anything and be anyone. And that my friends, is a reward that is truly priceless.