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Building a Better You: Why You Should Never Turn Down a Challenge

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It’s easy to walk the safe line. It’s comfortable and familiar; something we know, something we don’t fear and something we’re not admittedly afraid of. It’s easy to do the easy thing – and if we’re honest, it’s much more boring. From the minute we’re welcomed to the earth, screaming crying, confused and brand new, we’re faced with choices. Usually, our parents and caretakers are the ones making them for us. They choose the safe things, the things that protect us and keep us out of harm’s way. As we grow up and take on more responsibility, we earn the right to make our own choices, to keep ourselves out of harm’s way. We learn to protect ourselves. And we discover whether or not we want to tow the line between safe and secure; whether we want to do the easy thing. Or whether we want to challenge ourselves. More often than not, we choose the easy thing: we take the train route home that we’re familiar with because it’s easier. We order from the same restaurant up the block because we …