The Unknown

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known. (1)

We like what we know.  No matter how bad it is, if it is known, it is within our comfort zone.

Everything we don’t know – absolutely everything – is outside our comfort zone.

Often, to progress, as individuals and as societies, we need to step into the unknown.

The unknown is scary.

Our survival instincts are not fond of us venturing out there.

They are often wrong but they are doing their best to keep us safe and the comfort zone is safe.

So.  When we need to change – what can help us to step out into that scary place?


(1) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry