The grass is always greener. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Better the devil you know. Don’t fly too close to the sun.
These phrases keep you thinking small and acting smaller. They prize comfort and familiarity over the unknown. Their fear-based lessons encourage movement away from perceived risk and back to safety.
The grass might, in fact, be greener. Getting out of the frying pan might be exactly what you need to do. Holding onto a devil is stopping you meeting the angel. Close to the sun is where the magic happens.
It’s nearly always better to try, even at the risk of failing, than not try at all. When you commit to a new path, solutions you hadn’t seen before suddenly arrive. The stars align, doors are opened, opportunity knocks and the net appears.