It’s very easy to hold back from doing something that you think is a good idea. There are so many reasons that you can come up with as to why you shouldn’t do something. It won’t work, why would anyone want to listen to anything I have to say?
However, if you are able to set all of those doubts and niggles to one side. Just think of the possibilities.
I was listening to a podcast the other day with the super talented Jo Fairley, the founder of organic chocolate empire Green & Black’s. In it, she said that if she had thought about where she might have been further down the line, she might not have taken that initial leap to get everything started.
Sometimes it is as simple as taking that initial step that then propels you on to greater things.
And at the heart of absolutely everything is having faith in yourself. Faith that you CAN do something, and that your idea IS worth it and that people WILL want to hear about it.
Getting intentional about achieving something is also a great way to move forward. With this in mind, I took a massive leap of faith this week.
Not with my writing, but with something that I’d promised myself I would do – before J turns four, and starts school and we’re governed by term times and the inevitable price hikes for holidays.
I booked us onto a holiday to Disney World, Florida.
Now although I have put it all on the credit card, I have absolutely no idea how I’m going to pay it off. But I know that I will be able to do it by the end of March.
Because I’m so focused on getting it done and to start building memories for all of us. And let’s face it, the three of us could really do with some sunshine (couldn’t we all right now?) and some great quality time together.
And yes, of course, there’s a part of me who is thinking – interesting, now what? But that’s the beauty of taking the leap of faith. And this applies to everything in life.
That initial step is the scariest. Because you’re standing there looking at the edge and thinking what if… But just this once why not allow yourself to think big and take that leap.
What’s the betting that something really special and beautiful is about to happen as a result?
And if you don’t give it a go, you will forever wonder what would have happened if… x