If you want to grow you’re going to have to face the unknown. The unknown is a scary place for most people – It’s a risk not many are willing to take. It’s hard for us to comprehend the courage it would take to fly a rocket ship to the moon, let alone being the first to achieve it. But for most people even a small unknown is scary. It often takes a tragedy to push someone down the unknown path. Because the current path is too comfortable to change.
But the unknown is life changing. It’s where you get to experience a new perspective. It’s like getting out of a cave to discover all the beautiful things this world has to offer. But you have to believe in yourself to do that. You have to let go of the fear our culture has ingrained in us and push beyond other people’s criticism.
If we can take anything from the death of John Glen at 95 years old, it’s the inspiration that facing the unknown works out in the end. And though it’s not guaranteed (and neither the comfortable path) it’s still worth it.