"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we we be unwilling to settle for less." - Kurt Hahn
Sometimes we tend to rest on our laurels, accepting what we know as being sufficient, or even a bit better than that. However, when that opportunity for growth comes a knocking, fear and uncertainty can put us into a catonic state. Stepping out of our comfort zone is an uncomfortable place to be.
Sometimes it takes a loved one, a friend or a co-worker to see the potential in us that we don't see when we look in the mirror. I think many times, we are content for things to remain as status-quo, and the thought of reaching out on a limb to get that piece of fruit is too much.
However, if we do step out of our box, if we do reach out and go for that piece of fruit, just waiting to be picked, something happens to you, and you will never be the same. You add or grow your confidence level up a notch or maybe three. You feel exuberant, and a smile in your heart grows. You now know you can do it again, and is not that a wonderful feeling?