The Danger of Living in Safety


Fear is a funny thing.

In some ways, it's a healthy emotion. It serves as a protective mechanism that keeps us from doing things that may harm ourselves or those around us.

On the flip side, I've found that more often than not, fear can be a thief. When we let it take the driver's seat to every destination worth going, we give it permission to steal the joy and freedom we were born to experience.

Some people are TERRIFIED of living life. I mean really living it. This isn't something most people will openly admit to others, but it's a truth that lives deep inside many of us.

I know this because I spent years of my life living in fear… making HUGE, life-altering decisions in the name of “what if”.

Some of these fears were rational, many of them weren't – but ALL of them took something from me.

Does fear keep us safe? Sure it does… but safety always comes with a price tag and some os us willingly forfeit an untold number of amazing life experiences that were meant to be ours, all in the name of comfort and safety.

It can be extremely difficult to take bold leaps of faith – choices that are in direct opposition to the natural order that we're used to. Even when those choices are by all measurements the right thing to do, it still takes a tremendous amount of guts, courage, and bravery to move in the right direction.

Buckham1For those of you who struggle with fear – I'm willing to bet you know who you are.

If you can't remember the last time you experienced true exhilaration in your life, I'd encourage you to start living boldly.

This doesn't mean throwing caution to the wind or making careless choices without thinking things through.

When I think back on the most amazing experiences I've lived through – almost all of them were the result of choices that made me nervous, but were still made through careful and thoughtful consideration.

I took special time and care to weigh all the consequences of my actions and I moved forward anyway.

Being cautious isn't inherently a bad thing – it just means we need to use our calculated precision to take very intentional steps OUT of our comfort zone. I realize this doesn't make the process any easier, but it also doesn't make it any less vital to living out a great story.

What are you afraid of? What choices can you make to start living the life you were meant for?

Free Webinar With Seth and Jaren

You are invited to an exclusive webinar with Seth Williams and Jaren Barnes on Wednesday, October 24 at 8:00pm EDT (5:00 PDT).

Jaren will be hosting a live presentation addressing some of the most critical elements involved with finding deals and motivated sellers in the land business.

In this live webinar, you’ll get the scoop on how to choose the right market, how motivated sellers think, where to find them and what to say ( including some of the best tips, tricks, stories and lessons you’ll need to know as you start pursuing cheap land deals on your own). You won’t want to miss it!

Space is limited, so register now to hold your spot!

2016-08-15_15-47-09

About the author

Seth Williams is a land investor and residential income property owner, with hundreds of closed transactions and nearly a decade of experience in the commercial real estate banking industry. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog that offers real world guidance for part-time real estate investors.

Did you find this article to be helpful?

Our goal is always to provide our users with the most up-to-date and relevant content so that we can continue to empower others! Please share your feedback.

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Chad Carson says:

    Love this article, Seth! Well said.

    Your comment about exhilaration reminded me of the quote “Fear is excitement without the breath. ” Sometimes we just have to take a deep breath, a pause to get ready, and take the plunge!

Bonus: Your FREE copy of the INVESTOR HACKS e-book gives you instant access to the REtipster Toolbox, with even more resources to succeed.

Success requires decision
and action

The market moves fast. Stay ahead with the latest tips in low-risk, high-return real estate investing for your business.

Scroll Up
X

Welcome to REtipster.com

We noticed you are using an Ad Blocker


We get it, too much advertising can be annoying.

Our few advertisers help us continue bringing lots of great content to you for FREE.

Please add REtipster.com to your Ad Blocker white list, to receive full access to website functionality.

Thank you for supporting. We promise you will find ample value from our website. 

Get Classified Access

Get Classified Access

Join the email list and get INSTANT ACCESS to the RETIPSTER TOOLBOX - with tons of free tools, downloads, video tutorials and more!

Check your email to confirm!

Get Started Right Now!

Where should we send your free stuff?

Check your email inbox to confirm!