In college, I risked looking like a fool by taking gymnastics for the first time. When have you taken an emotional risk that paid off?
Are you taking risks in relationships, or are you playing it safe?
And if you end up in a relationship, you’ll be glad you took an emotional risk.
Your self-confidence continues to increase with each risk you take.
If you stay in a bad relationship because it feels safe, you can snuff out your soul, to paraphrase Drew Barrymore’s quote above.
Don’t give up bits of yourself in order to keep the peace.
Don’t keep the pain you know for fear of the pleasure you don’t yet know. Take an emotional risk and leave that failed relationship.