“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
Fear of not knowing prevents many of us from taking on new projects. It might be fear of failure, or even success as that also alters our lives. Change in itself might simply be what holds us back. Many of us take comfort in familiarity.
While I am one to resist change, it is only through change that I am where I am and who I am today. I don’t like venturing through clouds as I like to have a clear vision of where I am going. Because I know this about myself, I have to encourage myself to try new things, to step out and experience life…otherwise I will stagnate instead of expanding my world.
Even if we think we can see where we are headed that still might not be where we end up.
It takes courage to open ourselves to possibility.
We never know how we’ll benefit if we don’t take that step into the unknown.
If we are afraid to venture past the clouds and dunes, we’ll surely miss the ocean. And truly, that would be a shame.