I have come to the realization during this last year that the summation of many of the management and self help books is...in order to do something great, you're going to have to, at some point in your journey, cross the river of uncomfortable and not safe. You're going to need to push yourself and get strength and courage from wherever it is you draw from. A tree grows strong because of the wind and storms, not calm days.
How about a Navy Seal quote because I find great strength in what they do and are. "Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Many times I hear, read, or see the opposite story being told from the world we live in today. "Be careful!" "Feel good!" "If it's scary stop!"
Set a stretch goal for yourself today...or don't.