I see many clients who live lives that don’t fulfill or challenge them. They are intelligent people with skills and talents, but they tend to have a debilitating fear of going outside their comfort zone. Even though they often wish their lives would change or improve in various ways, they do nothing to make this happen, since such efforts would entail taking even minor risks.
They rarely try anything new, stick to what they would already be good at, and try hard to avoid anything that could ever go wrong (which is most life activities). This attitude is rarely conscious or spoken, but it manifests in saying things such as: