Last week I met with a friend of mine over coffee. We had excellent conversation and I want to share a piece of our conversation with you…
Have you every heard the story of the little boy playing in the mud? Well, as he plays in the mud, he is asked if he wants to go to the beach. He doesn’t know any better, so he says no… Why would he go to the beach when he could just keep playing in the mud?
The lesson there, of course, is that until we make ourselves take a leap of faith, get out of our comfort zone, and explore, we may never know what we are missing.
Can you imagine how much that kid’s life would change once he experienced the beach? But I want to take it a step further: How much more would his life change if he learns the principle behind going to the beach for the first time?
It is a principle after all. We may never find our true passions and purpose in life unless we can learn to love the experience and principle behind trying new things.
What is the mud you’re playing in currently? What adventure could be waiting around the corner if you just opened yourself up to the possibility? What’s stopping you from leaving the mud and going to the beach? I would love to hear about your mud vs beach right now or a similar situation from the past – please share in the comments!