Are you wondering why a dangerous plant can be a source of motivational quotes or even motivation? We all know that sweet roses and violets have provided inspiration for writers and lovers for hundreds of years, from William Shakespeare and earlier. But has anyone been motivated by dangerous plants? Well yes, if you have ever been stung, sprayed with light sensitive chemicals or encountered a patch of poison ivy, you will most likely have been motivated to find some way of treating the problem and alleviating the pain. If you have planned on going camping, you may even have been motivated to look up any dangerous plants in the area you are going to, to check whether you need plant identification books, creams, lotions or warnings for children and pets.
It’s safe to stay in your comfort zone. You may not get the income you need, you may not have the job you want, you may not have done the items on your bucket list but hey, you’re safe. You’ve got your comfort blanket with you, your thumb in your mouth, your head under the covers and maybe headphones over your ears to shut out those siren voices urging you to try
Trying something new is a risk, sure but if you don’t try, you won’t know, – you won’t get the benefits. Now, hey, I’m not telling you to try every risky thing out there, no way.
Risks and Risky
There’s a big difference between risks and risky. Some risks involve growing as a person, something that’s just “risky” can cost you your life or your liberty.
The kinds of risks that you avoid by staying in your comfort zone are those where you might meet someone you would enjoy having as a friend or partner, where you might avoid improving your education because “I can’t do that” or “it’s too much work” or where you avoid taking up a new sport or leisure pursuit because “I’ll look dumb”. If you want to try something new, then go ahead, assess the risks to yourself and then ask, “What is the worst that could happen?” If it just involves egg on your face, then go ahead, it wipes off. If it involves physical danger to yourself or putting your family at financial risk then think long and hard about it and take advice. But don’t ignore that still, small voice that says, “this might work and I’ll try it”.