Most people end up spending lives of quiet desperation; they never step out of their self-constructed prison boxes defined by their identities and limiting beliefs.
We, humans, dislike pain and hence take the path of inaction and stagnation. We tend to avoid rejection, failure, disappointments, and not feeling good at all costs. Most people avoid challenges and only focus on pursuits that bring them immediate results, rewards, or pleasure. And, therefore, when it comes to going for the things that they genuinely want in life, all they have are excuses, reasons, and a story of their own making that tells them why they “can't,” why they're “not capable,” why they're simply “not ready”, or why they “don’t have the money and resources” to start pursuing the things they want.
One of the primary prerequisites to unlocking your individual peak performance and your ability to achieve your mighty goals and live your best life is to desensitize yourself to failures, rejections, and setbacks. If you let your fears, anxieties, and worries hold you back and take over your life, you’ll never experiment and make any risky moves. As a direct outcome, you’ll only end up living a boring and mediocre life that is less than what you are capable of living.
No matter what you want in your life, it requires stepping outside of your comfort zone and charting new territories. You must always be willing to expand and grow beyond your current level of competence, skills, and abilities.
As Corey Wayne explains, “You don't want to be on your deathbed thinking about all the things you didn't do or the things you didn't go for. At least if you go for the stuff that you want and you fail, you get better, you learn from it. But if you're not taking action… you’re always going to be wondering, ‘What if?’”