“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde
I see this all the time. I have felt this, more than once. I don’t think any of us want to just exist. I think we want to leave some mark on this world. A mark that makes the world a better place. Unfortunately, existing is rather comfortable and sometimes comfortable is enough.
It’s time of challenge and discord where we really learn who we are and what we are capable of. Sitting in this box–well, it’s a safety net. Oh, lives are normally nice and neat inside that box, but little of it means much. Living, really living, means lowering our walls and taking a step outside our comfort zone. Harder yet, it means believing in ourselves.
It’s hard to believe in yourself when so many people around you seem better than you or are quick to point out flaws in your plan. Chances are, many of those people are just floating through a rather easy life–no challenges, no heartbreak, no big story to tell.
You’ve had the heartache and challenges–now, it’s time to step outside your box and live. Live to the fullest and never with regret. It’s time–it’s time to create your big story.