What are you holding onto that is holding you back? What are you not willing to risk? An animal in a trap will sacrifice its life for fear of not letting go of the food in its hand, whereas we as humans have a unique ability.
We can honor that same instinct and choose to play it safe, and we can choose to take a chance despite the knowable risks involved in doing so.
What we eventually find out is that the things we truly want in life, the things that we dream about, that we wish for, those are the same things that we will never have unless we are willing to take risks. Whether it’s the hand of the one you love, the family you’ve always wanted, or the life of your dreams, if you are not willing to risk losing what you have, you will never have the things you truly want.
Is that just cruel fate? Perhaps. Or maybe it’s a test. Maybe it’s a test of your courage, a test of your worthiness. Or maybe it’s simply just a test of your judgment.