How often do you take the chance to connect with people outside your normal circle of relationships? For some people, it's not easy, as doing so requires taking risk and stretching themselves outside their comfort zone.
From an evolutionary perspective, we are tribe-seeking creatures of habit that need a sense of security and safety. This can be one of the biggest obstacles to opening ourselves up to new relationships in life.
What might we be missing out on by not taking the risk to extend ourselves to people outside of our own social network?
What true friendships might be missed?
What amazing talent never seen?
What deep connections might never come to be?
What inspiration might we never gain?
What beauty might we never experience?
As renowned psychologist, Dr. Carl Rogers, says:
"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be."
But, to see all that's possible, we need to let them in first, otherwise it might never happen.
Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.