Unmatched energy, untapped potential.
Not much compares to the progress we can make through taking what’s known as a leap of faith.
Now, please don’t go jumping from building to building and telling people Jake Myles told you to take that life changing leap, that’s not what I’m getting at.
But have you ever taken a chance on something you knew with your whole heart was meant to happen?
Now flip it.
Have you ever taken a chance on something you knew without a doubt it wasn’t going to happen for you?
If you said yes to either of those questions. You know exactly what I’m about to get into.
Leaps of faith are chances, they’re risks. Taking control of a situation, looking it dead in the eyes and deciding to make something happen for yourself that you normally wouldn’t do.
A word I want to highlight here, is “belief”.
It’s one thing to strongly believe in what you can do and what you can control, but believing in things that you can’t control, something like the the unknown and still pushing forward is what’s so great about these decisions, they’re ours to make.
Belief is what will get you to take that leap. Believing in, not only the outcome, but yourself. Knowing deep deep down that you will be okay, regardless of what the outcome may show and that will make it easier to trust your instincts in the future. Once you take that first leap into something special, it’s so hard to ever look back.
I guess that’s what any of us really want right? To live a life full of mystery and excitement with new opportunities around each corner, but how do you expect to live that real authentic, meaningful life, without testing who it is you want to be?
How many times do we switch up the people we want to be and the things we want to do?
And how many times do we lose ourselves along the way?
The thing with taking leaps is that we will most likely fall. You’re not gonna land every jump safely on the other side but where you land, that safety net or window ledge or whatever you want to call it, might just be the landing you were looking for. That change in pace, that new environment or however you choose to look at it.
I believe everything happens for a reason, I have for a long time and I’m pretty sure I’ve said that before on the mic but if you don’t land exactly where you wanted to be, take it for what it is. There’s a reason you landed there. There’s a reason that chance you took put you in the position that you are now in.
Long story short, you have to trust yourself. Trust your vision and trust your heart.
This profound belief that good things will happen when you choose to take control of your life harnesses this type of protection against your fears.
Is it scary? Yes.
Is it hard? Without a doubt.
But is it worth it? Absolutely.
I’m still trying to find that for myself. The total confidence to be able tot are those leaps whenever they arise. I’m definitely becoming more aware of the fact that often I can’t control when they appear and just what lies ahead but I see it differently than I used to. I’m so much more conformable with the unknown, I mean I still have a long way to go, but I’m not as scared as I used to be.
Whether you’re not he verge of following your passion or you have that gut feeling inside you and you’re not sure whether or not to follow it.. take that leap and follow your heart.
Know that when you follow your heart, you’ll never regret it because at one point in time, it was everything you wanted, and more.
Hold onto that as tight as you can and never let it go because it goes by so quickly.
And do you want to spend the rest of your life wishing you had, or do something now and spend the rest of your life, thanking yourself for what you do today.
I'm Maddi and Im a full time student (studying Child and Youth Work), and a self proclaimed content creator. Here I have my blog and my shop, I hope you enjoy!