Posts Tagged ‘leap’

Faith

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

If  you want to take a leap of faith but can’t quite hop up to the plate there are things you can do to mentally  prepare yourself.

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To Take a Leap of Faith

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

If  you want to take a leap of faith but can’t quite hop up to the plate there are things you can do to mentally  prepare yourself.

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Take a Leap

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A few years back a friend gave me some advice about taking a leap in terms of a decision I’d been pondering for some time. When I make a big decision I like to get information–as much as possible because I want to be sure that at the end of the day I’m satisfied that I’ve done my homework. Venturing into unknown territory is something I don’t take lightly yet I have to admit that over the past 10 years I’ve spent quite a bit of time doing just that.

If you’re contemplating a change have done your homework and feel that you’ve got your questions answered yet still struggle to make a yes or no decision maybe the following will help:

When you dip your toe into a pool to test the temperature you can’t be sure that the water is the same temperature two feet below the surface but you have to trust in your experience that it usually is and take the leap.

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Taking a Leap of Faith at Age 80

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

It’s NEVER too late.

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Fear After Taking a Leap of Faith…

Monday, July 1st, 2013

No ContactIf you’re considering taking a leap of faith in one area of your life OR if you’ve already done so you may question whether or not you’re just about to screw up your life permanently or already have.

Here’s what I’ve learned after taking a leap nearly a year ago:

Preparation–Prepare as much as you can. Do your homework. In my case I’d spent five years looking at various business opportunities and speaking with what seemed like hundreds of people about their decision to buy this or that business they’d purchased. It’s pretty hard to take any leap without preparation. Talking to others, reading, researching, visiting with those who have taken the same/similar leap can help. So can workshops, seminars, training, whatever you can get your hands on.

Acceptance–No matter what leap you’ve taken or are about to take, you will question whether you did the right thing. Take a deep breath and then let it out slowly. When I bought into the business opportunity I’m currently part of there were problems right off the bat. I was not welcomed with open arms by fellow territory owners and in fact was told that I made a huge mistake by purchasing the territory I purchased. To get through the first three months I saw a counselor. In the beginning I felt panicky with a sinking feeling on a fairly regular basis. With the help of the counselor I realized that there is no perfect business and that the learning curve can be huge. With his help I was able to calm down.

The Fear About Money–This one was huge for me. I was convinced that I would go bankrupt within the first six months or end up homeless at the end of the first year. Neither have happened so far…The thing about money is that money is not the problem. Money is just coins and paper–that’s it. We all have fears about our security yet have no idea how resourceful we truly are until we’re faced with losing our financial resources. If you’re prepared you will not have quite so much to fear when it comes to money. If your leap of faith involves finances have enough savings to live on for the first six months. If you don’t have this; wait until you do.

Maintain Focus–There is plenty to distract us when we’re maneuvering through any transition. Taking a leap of faith requires focus. If you’re not focused the first strong wind will knock you right off your feet. Stay steady, restate your goal, post your goal. Avoid thinking about what others are doing and how you compare to them. Chances are they aren’t and maybe never have experienced what you’re experiencing.

Be Proud of Taking Your Leap–When I look at where I am now and how long I waited to actually jump in with both feet I sometimes can’t believe I actually did it! No matter what happens I’m very proud of myself for having had the courage to get out of my comfort space and take the leap I took. The realization that I’ve made it this far keeps me going and motivates me to want to keep moving forward.

 

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, should have.   Unknown

 

 

A Leap of Faith Across the Gender Gap

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

It just goes to show that determination and knowing what you want can get you where you’re meant to go.

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Baby Ducks take a Leap of Faith

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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Taking a Leap of Faith

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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Acting on Impulse

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Have you ever gone shopping for a couple of things and come home with a couple of bags?

Sometimes making a quick/impulsive decision can turn out bad like investing large sums of money or going to the grocery store when you’re hungry. Other times acting on an impulse can be positive.

When it gets right down to it, an impulse is an urge to do something. It’s a suggestion from your subconscious that surfaces in your conscious mind and should be considered. Carrying impulses into action can be good or the consequences can be disastrous. So how do you decide whether or not to act on an impulse?

Ask yourself if the impulse is in harmony with who you are. If it’s not, steer clear. If you answer yes, you’re better off taking the leap rather than killing a potentially wonderful opportunity.

If you can’t immediately take action set a goal and create a clear mental picture of the result you want to bring about. Keep that picture in the forefront on a daily basis. With determination you will see positive change emerge and continue to move you toward your desired result.

 

 

 

Dipping Your Toe & Taking a Leap

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Not long ago a friend gave me some advice about taking a leap in terms of a decision I’ve been pondering for some time. When I make a big decision I like to get information–as much as possible because I want to be sure that at the end of the day I’m satisfied that I’ve done my homework. Venturing into unknown territory is something I don’t take lightly yet I have to admit that over the past 10 years I’ve spent quite a bit of time doing just that.

If you’re contemplating a change have done your homework and feel that you’ve got your questions answered yet still struggle to make a yes or no decision maybe the following will help:

When you dip your toe into a pool to test the temperature you can’t be sure that the water is the same temperature two feet below the surface but you have to trust in your experience that it usually is and take the leap.

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Once when one of my adult sons was five he was at the pool ready to take his first swimming lesson. He made quite a scene insisting that he was not getting in the water. To say that he was kicking and screaming all the way would describe it to a t. Finally his dad picked him up and threw him in.

He went on to become an excellent swimmer satisfying his lifesaving swimmers requirement.