Many times in life we are afraid to take a risk. We do not go out of our comfort zones and merely keep on doing what feels safe. We end up mediocre and not doing anything great.
As imperfect people, we have the tendency to only do something new/risky if we knew that we had a “safety net” under us: that is the assurance that we would be okay even if we fail.
The truly great know that at any point in their lives, they can be their own safety net. They know that, whatever happens, they will stand back up and be strong. Even if they fail, they will gather whatever resources they have and start again. They do not need external security because they are secure in their own steadfast determination to succeed.
Ask yourself today, are you looking for a “safety net” outside of yourself? Or are you your own?