Staying close to the shoreline has its perks. There's comfort in the shoreline. There's safety. Familiarity. When you stay close to the shoreline it's easy to get out when the waters get rough, or when you get bored. In the shallow water you know exactly what to expect. You can see straight to the bottom & out across the horizon. Next to the shoreline you believe that you can see all there is to see, all life has to offer. However, you're wrong.
All life has to offer does not exist next to the shoreline. When you leave the shoreline behind, that's when you find out what life really has to offer. There's beauty, excitement, & depth. When you leave the shoreline behind you discover things that you never even dreamed could exist while you were still in the shallows. Your eyes are opened to a world full of wonder.
Even more important than all of that though is what you find within. You discover bravery. You discover strength. You discover passion & desire. Because when you leave the shoreline behind, you discover not only the world full of endless wonder & possibility around you, but you discover all that you are capable of.
Life isn't meant to be lived next to the shoreline. It shouldn't be lived in mediocrity. Settling & playing it safe are not the way to live. It's not living at all, it's merely existing.
Stop playing it safe. Find passion. Passion in your work. Passion in your hobbies. Passion in love. Passion in life.
There will be days full of rough waters when you miss the safety of the shoreline. Days when you wonder why you ever left. I promise you though that those days will be far outnumbered by beauty, excitement, & depth.
So leave the shore behind. Because, the moment you do, you can start living the life full of passion that you were always meant to live.