Better Safe Than Sorry is a Sorry Excuse

I like to give off an air of confidence, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t second guess myself from time to time. Or all the time. I find I’m constantly asking myself such as, “Am I good enough for this position?” or “Is my writing up to par with those I admire?” among other things.

Playing it safe is something I do rather well. I stick to my routine – cling to it really, venturing outside of the norm only on rare occasions. I’ve never really considered this to be such a bad thing until recently.

I was chatting with a friend about taking the next step and really putting myself out there as far as my career, while following each statement with an excuse for why I wouldn’t or couldn’t pursue such things. He then said something that really struck a chord with me:

“Where’s your sense of adventure?”

Good question. Being reckless is one thing, but aren’t you doing yourself more harm in the long run when you don’t take chances? No one ever got anywhere without taking that first step.

This is something essential to your career as well, especially when it comes to establishing a presence in social media. Everybody has to start somewhere, you’ve just got to take that first step and get started. I only recently dove back into blogging here, and it was a challenge, but one that was well worth taking.

So what about you? What risks have you taken to further yourself, both personally and in your career? Where is your sense of adventure?

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