A ship is built to sail.
You were made to make a difference. Sometimes in a big way. Sometimes in a small way. Sometimes in a way you will not really be able to see.
In some ways you will have an impact, whether you want to or not. Everything you do will affect others somehow. The question is how? Is what you are doing leading to their flourishing? Is it making it easier for them to do their work, to live their lives, to make a difference themselves?
Is the world better off because of you?
Or have you played it safe? Are you only concerned with yourself and your little circle? Are you only interested in ensuring they are safe? Do you live for yourself, or for others?
In the harbor you are safe, and so is the little circle you care about. Safe, but unfulfilled. Safe, but bored. Safe, but inconsequential.
You were made for more. You were made to explore the sea. To sail out into the oceans and explore. To find incredible places with amazing treasures and share them with others. To connect things that had never been connected before. To bring your gifts to people who need them, and receive gifts from others.
So, pull up your anchor and set sail.
It will be scary, and it won’t be safe, but it is what you were meant for.