by Lauren J. Shanard DDS, AAACD Have you ever considered setting a new life goal, making a career change, or doing something completely different within your profession, and then talked yourself out of it? We have all done this. The most common excuses include not having enough time, too much risk, or the fear of falling flat on our face! Quite frankly, we love our comfort zone. So why would any sentient being ever attempt something that has the potential for failure?