There’s a Korean proverb that says, “A turtle only travels when it sticks its neck out.”
I love this concept.
A turtle, scared and startled is sitting there with her head inside her shell.
She’s hungry and she knows that food is just a few metres away, but she’s hesitant to move.
It’s potentially dangerous.
It could end disastrously.
Then she allows herself to stick her nose outside slightly. She sniffs around looking for potential issues.
Is that a fox?
Is it an eagle?
Is it an alligator?
No, it’s just a leaf blown by the wind.
So she allows herself the liberty of sticking her neck out, all the way out, and travels along to get what she always wanted.
And boy, did it taste good when she got there.
We’re all that turtle.
There are fears that can keep us in our shells.
And there are aspirations that are worth sticking your neck out for.
What will you do?