Have you ever felt a tension so unbearable you thought it might kill you? You have. Good, because that means you made it through it alive.
How’d you feel afterwards? I bet, energized, alive, passionate and fulfilled.
Thats what you feel when you live on the edge.
The edge is where you’ll find all the growth you’ll ever experience. All the fulfillment, the love, the passion don’t come when you’re comfortable and feel safe. They rear their beautiful heads when you push yourself to achieve more, when you strive to expand your comfort zone and push for new limits.
To live on the edge you have to truly embrace your fears. Any childhood traumas, any horrible experiences, anything you hide in your day to day life finds its way out at the edge. Because the edge is where YOU really are and these events or fears are such a strong part of your identity they can’t not surface.
But I bet you’re tired of hiding them, I bet you’re tired of never feeling truly at home because you always have something you can’t admit.
Release it, let it go. Its time to discover and live as You truly are and the only way you’ll find out who that is, is by pushing yourself to the edge again and again and learning a little more each time.
To live at the edge you must become comfortable with the unfamiliar, the ambiguous. You won’t grow until you get used to feeling uncomfortable, awkward and out of place.
Trust me, its beautiful once you step out of your comfort zone and begin living on the edge, because life will open up to you.
You’ll find more and better opportunities at work. Your writing or creative pursuits will get much better, your relationships with your friends and family will become much deeper and more fulfilling. Because when you push yourself you become a person others can respect, a person others can look up to and learn from. A person that can take pride in themselves.
Do it, and you’ll find that what was once scary and uncomfortable becomes normal and mundane and the stuff you never dreamed you’d be able to attempt now seems very doable. So long as you keep pushing your comfort zone and make a habit of living at the edge.