Dan Naden

5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 3 – Stretching Beyond

It’s Day 3 of living fearlessly. Do you sense something changing within you? If not, don’t despair, change isn’t easy under any circumstances.

Today, we will center our energies on stretching beyond the familiar. This suggestion can take m

5 days of fearless living

any routes: taking a different path to work, trying a special dish for dinner you’ve never sampled before or calling up an old friend whom you’ve forgotten over the years.

It’s tempting to fall into a routine; day after day and year after year. Human beings are creatures of comfort; we crave the convenience of knowing what’s next; preparing for the new and surprising can be stressful because it’s unknown.

The unknown, however, can be a destination bursting with excitement, with wonder, with exhilaration. Think of how you felt when you took on that challenging assignment at work only to impress yourself and your peers. How about when you ran 2 miles in the morning instead of the usual 1 mile? Your body may have been saying ‘stop’ with the ferocity of a lion, but you pushed through and felt alive and alert from stretching beyond the familiar.

Go deep into the unknown today. Find a place that’s foreign. Enjoy the spontaneous, spectacular joy of something new. That’s living fearlessly.

Until next time,

Dan Naden

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