Have you ever felt pulled to try something that’s completely out of your comfort zone? Maybe riding a roller coaster, public speaking, or traveling to a new place… really, anything that the idea of doing excited and terrified you at the same time.
Did you end up doing it?
Creating this blogsite is one of those things for me. Sharing myself in this way, on such a public forum, is scary! But, as uncomfortable as the idea makes me, I can’t seem to let it go.
I’ve experienced this feeling before. It’s what always happens before I take an intuitive leap. This sense of thrill and terror before taking a chance has become pretty familiar to me. I felt it before signing up for life coach training, quitting my job, and even before getting married. Every major “gut” decision of my adult life has been accompanied by both excitement and fear. The kind of fear that could paralyze me if I let it. That kind of fear that did keep me from trying new things for a long time.
Fear constantly held me back when I was younger. But then, somewhere along the way to growing up, taking one small chance led to another. And with each little leap I took – every conversation with a stranger, new volunteer opportunity, and pursuing of a goal – I realized that I was always ok. Even in those moments when I was tired, frustrated, completely confused, and questioning myself… I ended up alright. Those difficult moments came with their lessons and their blessings before they passed. And I survived the storm.
After the storm is when things always started to get really interesting. In each situation, I began noticing that facing those difficulties allowed me to transition from surviving to thriving.
One of the best parts of trying something new is the moment we see it all start coming together. That moment when, suddenly, every second of our journey makes complete sense. But we can’t experience this magic unless we actually take the chance and try something.
Ride out the discomfort long enough to experience the bliss. That is both the key to and challenge of taking a leap of faith.
Sitting in the discomfort and facing the unknown with all of our doubts creeping up is incredibly hard. It’s when we get pushed to our very limit and, often, even a little bit past it. It’s when we grow. And that growth is what fuels our thriving.
So as I sit here preparing to leap into the adventure of blogging, I’m taking deep breaths and reminding myself that intuition hasn’t let me down before. I trust it and I trust me. There will definitely be ups and downs on this journey, but it feels right and I feel ready. It’s time to go and grow.
Now, dear reader, it’s your turn.
What leap of faith has been calling you lately?
Are you going to take the chance and jump?
If you’re not ready yet, what step do you need to take first?
Let me know in the comments below 🙂
Peace and blessings,