Most people tend to go with a safe bet to lessen the chances of loss and still get to have a shot at winning. Any normal person would be pragmatic about decisions and play it safe. After all, it does suck to realize you have made regrettable mistakes that almost cost you everything. That is also why most people prefer to remain in their comfort zones, thinking there is no need to do anything but maintain their place in life.
So, how about it? What if there would suddenly be a decision to make whether to take a risk and have a shot at improving your life and being happy or remain in your safe bubble? Would you take it? What if you got a better job offer doing something you love but in a different state? Would you take the risk? Would you hire a reliable long-distance mover and live in a new state? How about when the love of your life asks you to move to another country to be together? Would you?
Playing it safe has always been human’s basic instinct for survival, but as you may know, we are not in the wilderness surrounded by predators anymore. So, here are the following reasons why you should and must pack your bags and grab the opportunities in front of you:
It Will Help You Grow
Have you ever had friends from high school who refused to leave their hometowns after graduating? Chances are they are living a traditional yet uneventful life. The thing about stepping out of your comfort zone, and literally moving away from your hometown is that you will see what else the world has to offer. Sure, it could be an overwhelming adjustment at first, but you will have the chance to meet lots of other people and gain new experiences.
You might be used to New York’s wet heat, but when you move to another state, let us say Arizona, you will realize that the Arizonian sun is both wild and beautiful. You might also be excited to learn that most people in the state use solar panels as a sustainable energy alternative.
The same thing can be said to young people. If you want to become a better version of yourself, you need to move out of your parents’ house and be an adult.
Traveling to Different Places Would Help You Figure Out Where You Want to Settle Down
They say life is not about the destination but the journey, but in the end, the journey will help you realize where your last stop would be. When you have been to different places, you will be certain about your decisions where to settle down after a couple of more years. Why? It is because you have seen a lot and experienced what other places, states, and countries can offer. That means wherever you decide to live out the rest of your adult life, that is where you are happiest.
There are people who find themselves wanting to move to smaller states to be away from the loud city life, and there are those who do the opposite and settle in the bright lights of popular American cities. There will never be a wrong answer to this question. After all, each journey is different for everyone.
It Will Make You Tougher and Stronger
Now, the thing about risks is that there are always chances that things would not go the way you want. For example, you can still lose your job even if you take that big leap and transfer to another state to commit to it. That would be disappointing but you should not consider it as a waster. You might not even notice it but you could have already begun a new life and routine in your new home.
So, why not continue forward instead of going back to where you started? Why not explore where else your life decisions will take you? You may be surprised by how many other opportunities you will find in your new city. Besides, you may have failed but now, you will not be starting from scratch again. You will have the experience and knowledge about how to deal with things that you might have never known had you not decided to transfer and move.
Taking risks and grabbing opportunities are almost twins. You can never maximize opportunities without letting go of other things, but among these things, let it be your comfort zone. This way, it is guaranteed that you will gain more than what you have left behind.