I’m thinking a lot about facing fears and discomfort at the moment, and today I just wanted to share a quote that speaks to this.
Abraham Maslow said:
“You will either step forward into growth, or step backwards into safety.”
It’s true that attempting to grow often feels a lot harder, scarier and MUCH less comfortable that staying safe.
But if you’re always ‘safe’, you effectively end up feeling stuck. And when you step backwards from an opportunity out of a need to protect yourself, you step backwards into a cage of limitations and fears.