Why Do You Think It's Okay to Play It Safe!?

It's Monday and most of us are back to work. There will be emails, meetings, small talk, and other items which don't feel meaningful during the week. We will push through and for many people, it will just be a haze similar to any other week.

Friday will come with no real change. 

Doing the same thing each week without progression toward your goal is a tragedy. Not just for yourself but for the rest of the world. There are some incredibly selfish people out there. But for the most part, I coach individuals who want to be successful because they want to help others and/or support their family.

Their goal to help others is the exact reason why you shouldn't play it safe! Be bold and go after your goals, forget another week that looks like any other week. Do something this week which you will remember and will take you a step closer toward your ideal career. On Mondays, I like to read the following as a reminder to never play it safe.  

We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous.
— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles