Imagine standing before two doors.
The first door is a dull gray. Nothing too spectacular jumps out at you when you look at this door. It’s a strong, sturdy door made of metal. You know you will be secure when you walk through that door. This one leads you back to your comfortable, albeit hectic, life. The one you’ve grown accustomed to; the one where you do the same thing on a daily basis because it feels good to be in a secure environment. You pretty much know how things will go and are okay without having a lot to upset the apple cart.
Then there’s door number two.
While it appears just as sturdy, you aren’t sure what to expect. It’s more colorful with stained glass and beautiful designs. It’s appealing to the eye, and it excites a part deep inside of you. Therefore, you can’t help but wonder what awaits you, if you are brave enough to step through the threshold. Yet, you’re frightened to take that one step out of your comfort zone into the unknown.
That is what is holding a lot of people back; the fear of the unknown.
It’s completely understandable to want what’s comfortable, what’s familiar. But what if something grander waits on the other side of door number two?
There’s always a chance that door number two will disappoint, also. That’s another part of the fear you’re dealing with. What if you let go of door number one, never able to return to that door ever again, once you step through door number two? And then you’re stuck behind locked door number two and have to find a way to accept what you’ve chosen that turned out not to be as grand as you had hoped?
That’s something we’re all facing with choices that we have to face and decisions we have to make.