I once read, “To keep from being disappointed, we sometimes lower our expectations or avoid taking chance. When we follow our heart, even at the risk of disappointment and pain, a world opens up we might not otherwise have entered.” In life, often times we deprive ourselves of blessings because of our fears. We are afraid to apply for that new job. We are afraid to step outside of our comfort zone and try something new. We are afraid to open our hearts to allow love to come in. We miss out on so much because we have decided it is “safe” to not take a risk. Quite naturally, there are no guarantees that everything will turn out the way we hoped, but what if it does.
What if you applied for that job and it took you into a new and exciting direction? It was BETTER than you could have imagined. What if you tried something new and you really enjoyed it? You wondered why you waited so long. What if you opened up your heart and allowed someone to come in? Yes, it is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does. We spend our lives on the safe side of the fence. In doing so, we miss out on so many wonders in life. The fence is the limits you place on yourself; the boundaries you have put in place; and the restrictions you placed upon yourself. “Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale