Your motivation is like a rocket ship. It can blast you away from your toxic environment, and if successful it can move you onto greener pastures.
After you escape earth’s gravitational force, you must traverse the unknown of space. It’s a scary place. Many spaceships abort their missions due to this fear.
If you’re able to remain cool, you can survive the short term pain to reap the rewards of finding a greener pasture.
Such as leaving a toxic environment (bad habits, friendships, family, workplace, or romance). While the toxic environment will hurt us, it provides us with predictability which protects us from the scary unknown. That’s why so many people continue to live in these toxic environments. At some point, the toxic environment pushes us too far, and we gain the inner conviction to leave.
But once we do, fear and the nagging emptiness of the unknown can take hold. Starting over is never fun, and it takes time to find a healthy environment. Most of us will return to the toxic environment. Even though it’s bad, it provides us protection from the unknown.
What causes some to succeed while others fail? Some people can’t handle the uncertainty of the unknown. Others don’t have a strong enough “why” to compel them to persevere through the unknown. Some put negative people ahead of themselves. Others can’t handle being alone. Finally, some are afraid of being responsible for their own decisions.
For you to grow, you must learn how to become comfortable with the fear of the unknown. You must provided yourself with a strong enough “why” to get you through this difficult time. It will be tough, but if you’re able to make it across to the other side, all of your hard work and sacrifice will pay off in the form of a better life for you and those around you.
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