In an older Youtube video I talk about making leaps in life — you can check that out here — and the reason is because making a leap of any kind is crucial and will change you for the better.
So what is the infamous leap — and more importantly how do you decide right now to take the leap and put your all into it?
If you have questions, you know I've got answers so keep on reading!
Taking the leap is when you decide, based on previous experiences, gut, intuition, and faith, to make a change in your life, your home, your work and/or your relationship life. An integral part of the leap is not knowing for certain whether you will succeed or fail. This makes the leap frightening and exciting all at the same time.
In life you are called, yes - called, to make many leaps. You want to know what it feels like? It feels like seeing an opportunity that is too amazing to pass up, yet almost immediately reminded by your risk adverse brain that you could possibly fail. Then the battle begins between soul and mind leaving you to determine which part of you will win.
If you're reading this article though, you're a leaper or you're at least thinking about it. I'd like to say I cannot make you take the leap, I can only give you the benefits I personally realized when taking my leaps, and hope it's convincing enough so that you too can live your best life.
The first thing I learned from taking the leap is that it showed me exactly what I did want, and some of what I did not want. Once the jitters and newness wear off, you settle in and take a look around at what you've made of your life with the new decision. Chances are most of it you'll love, and some of it you'll want it differently. What does not change is the fact that you did it, and even if things don't work out the way you thought they would you never live to regret it.
What you will regret, is not taking the leap and having to wonder what if years down the road. You know what's at the end of the tunnel, and good or bad, you were able to experience something outside of your norm which will definitely only help you to grow into a more dynamic individual along the way. You build trust in self, better known as intuition, which helps you to have stronger decision making skills in the long run.
Not only do you grow in decision making, you get beyond the habit of indecision which is usually based in fear. While I do not support making decisions based on emotion, I do believe that the best success comes from calculated but risky decisions that take you the extra mile. I also believe that the fear of making mistakes prevents many of us from living out our dreams.
The most important thing to remember is that even after taking a big leap, you can always go back if it wasn't what you thought it would be. Be sure that you are making decisions based on both passion and intellect, as opposed to mere emotions and your leap will be something you grow from.
So take heart and then take the leap. If you approach it with optimism you will grow, you will learn, and your leap will be a large part of your success story.
Gabriella Payne builds teams and communities through inspiration and strategic confidence development. She works with universities, athletic teams, and corporations to help students and recent graduates transform their mental thought patterns by teaching new, healthier habits. She is also an advocate for the prevention of domestic abuse and teaches a series called "See It Coming".