Sitting at my local Starbucks recently, I overheard a young adult asking her mother; “Why did you let me quit?” The young lady was making reference to her younger days as a ballet dancer. The mother was taken aback by the questioning. Her reply was simple, “I let you quit because you wanted to.” I of course, being my shy self introduced myself and stimulated a conversation. The mother didn’t want to push her daughter. She felt she didn’t show any passion for the activity. Now, years later, the mother found herself in a catch 22 situation. The daughter felt that she didn’t know better. That she needed someone to tell her what to do and yes, even if it was forced, she felt that her life would have turned out differently had she had that push. The young girl felt that she would be thinner today, more confident and more importantly, she would have been confident enough to have conquered life, and so forth and so on.
Are you that young lady in some way shape or form? Do you need a push, someone to tell you to jump as you stand at the edge of the cliff called life?
JUMP! Yes…..DO IT……JUMP!!!
I am here to tell you that if you want to be successful, if you want to go farther than you ever imagined, then you need to jump. Take that leap of faith; Trust that I know what I’m talking about and take the first step to making your dreams a reality. As you stand on that cliff of life, you may not have those white wings that you need to carry you safely to the bottom, but guess what? Sooner rather than later those wings will extend and YOU WILL land safely.
Now hear me when I tell you this, you will stumble, you will lose control and descend faster than you would like. You will feel uncomfortable and you will lose faith that you will not be able to attain your goals. You will face all that and much more, but in the end YOU WILL SUCCEED!
Standing on the edge of the cliff, do you want to be that young girl full of regret, or do you want to jump and try to spread your wings? The choice is yours. I’m here to tell you that it’s better to jump and try to accomplish something, rather than to stand there and look out over the horizon and wonder why life isn’t fair.
Here are a few steps on how to prepare for your leap:
- Determine what EXACTLY you want to achieve, and then write it down.
- Formulate a precise plan, a road map if you will on how to get there. Make sure you have specific milestones and a specific timeline as to when you will hit each milestone.
- Take action. Implement your plan with passion, desire and unwavering conviction that you will succeed.