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I was young on the playground and hanging on the play ground equipment. I felt safe even though I was in the air above the concrete. I began to swing and the safe feeling was replaced with terror. The terror stemmed from what I was about to do. I had decided that if I got enough momentum I would be able to swing my body and if I let go at the right time grab onto the other play ground equipment. I did it and the terror changed to complete exhilaration. Fast forward 25 years, I am in the drive way with my two sons and a skate board, I get on the skateboard and ride around the drive way for a while, my joy is once again filled with fear as I decide to attempt a jump on the board. The jump fails and fear is replaced with pain and laughter from myself and the the two boys.

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Do something everyday that scares you

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you go out of your comfort zone you are expected to experience some fear but keep in mind that some of the best things that have ever happened to you have come when you were uncomfortable. Asking your person out to dinner, your first time driving a car or motorcycle, the list is endless. Notice the use of the word comfort and not safety. Fear is important and can keep us alive too. Stay cautious and safe but try to at least once a day get uncomfortable and grow as a person.

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