"The draw of comfort is the biggest dream killer. In the end, you can be comfortable or courageous, but not both at once." -Mark Churnoff
Another from Mark and Angel Hack Life. I've had to learn this one a few different times. Lately it's been regarding applying for jobs, and wanting to move. I could have the comfort knowing that my parents approve of every move I make, or I could be courageous and do what I want to do because I know it will make me happier. I need to live my life for me, not for others. Sure, I like knowing my parents are proud of me, but I want them to be proud of me because I'm doing something on my own without help. I want them to be proud of me because I put myself out there and worked hard.
Other times I can think of when I had to be courageous was when I wanted to transfer colleges. I knew that I was going to be better off being in ASU's Fiber Art program because it was what I loved to do. Another time was when I went hunting for an internship. And when I found one, I had to be courageous to tell my parents. Telling friends and my siblings that I had the chance to intern at The Grove at Juniper and 30th was easy. I knew they'd be happy for me. Telling my parents was scary because I needed their help to get out there and to live out there while I was unemployed. But I did it, and it made me so happy and I was able to live my dream summer.