November 26, 2016 10:04 AM NPT
By: Arya Kharel
Photo Courtesy: Odyssey
“It is the journey to the destination that makes the achievement seem worthwhile.”
A million probabilities, a million possibilities and chances await your efforts of reaching out. Beyond the verge of certainty lies an entirely new world, a world full of mystery and mysticism which is somewhat new, yet so alluring.
Trying something out of your comfort zone is actually self exploration. How you may ask? Because it enables you to explore your potentials in the fullest also letting you discover and realize your caliber and capabilities.
People who are content to live well within their comfort zones encounter few, if any, risks to add challenge and excitement to their lives. Exploring beyond the verge of uncertainty does not necessarily have to be a death defying adventure it can start with something really simple.
From measuring the time in class periods while in school to turning into sophisticated sophomores who thought they had it all figured out, knowingly or unknowingly, you were always taking steps into something new and collected bitter-sweet experiences. Despite some bitterness, the experiences collected always remain as fresh as new and have captured a place deep in your heart that is going to stay for a lifetime which you will never regret. The only moments you are going to regret are the chances you never took because you were to afraid to take a risk.
As said by C. Joy Bell C. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
One thing we must always keep in mind is there will be obstacles along the way when you take risks making it seem very difficult and one may want to give up at such times. While in a quest of self exploration, others might try to pull you down but that is just a proof of the fact that you are already making progress. Some conceal their wishes and desires an entire lifetime waiting for the perfect time to let it unleash itself, only to find that it is no more left within them because passion is like fire and if you do not kindle the fire of passion that lies in your heart from time to time it will burn itself out. So, don’t waste your life and opportunities waiting for the perfect moment, take the first step and make each moment perfect.
The major obstacle is that most people tend to cling to their fears because it’s part of who they are and if one isn’t ready to face their fears, they probably won’t ever be able to transcend them. Take every day as a new beginning, a new journey into the unknown. This attitude of yours will lead you to great places in life that is worth all the struggles you do to get there.
Arya is a high school student at St. Mary’s High School.