Everyone has a leap. What’s yours?

Life PurposeA leap is a jump into new territory. The landscape and the road there are uncharted, so you don’t have memories or personal experiences to draw upon. Because it’s new, you are creating, as opposed to recreating! This can be so exciting, because a new possibility, a beautiful new experience, or an expanded way-of-being may come into your life experience!

Whether your leap is a heartfelt goal or a desired habit, you’re moving into a new neighborhood. This requires a clear, committed choice and a new way-of-being.

A leap always points to transformation. If growth wasn’t part of the equation, there’d be no leap needed. And sometimes the shift seems so different from where you’ve been that moving forward feels scary.

This is when we want to remember that transformation is a necessary and wanted component of feeling alive.

When we grow, we develop new skills, gain confidence and have purpose and meaning. So, change, contrary to popular belief, isn’t really what most people are afraid of. If we’re setting a goal or choosing a new habit, we actually want that desired outcome! Rather, it’s what we’re making the trip to the other side mean. Anxiety-induced worry always means that we’re scaring ourselves with the stories we’re creating about the journey. We’re directing our mighty imaginations in a disempowering way.

Yet, the better we use our imaginations, the better the trip and the more likely we are to make the leap!

If we make crossing the gap a thousand-mile deep ravine with jagged edges, and an old, rickety bridge is the only way to cross it … then the journey will naturally feel scary! But what if the gap is really just a bike ride through a beautiful park? Now we have a different story!

We can always create something to worry about, just as we can always create something to enjoy! This is true for transformation and for taking leaps too!

To stop worrying, remember who you truly are … very capable and powerful, even if you’re not feeling that way, at the moment. So, rather than following thoughts that produce and continue to feed worry, move into the helpful, ride-through-the-park perspective.

– What new point-of-view would make your leap easier?

– Would a new skill or someone else’s expertise help you close the gap in a more fulfilling way?

– What do you need to release and then embrace in order to step into your desired outcome?

If you feel worry coming on, take a deep breath and smile. Get the message (you … are … scaring … yourself). Appreciate the guidepost! Then use one, or all of these questions to get you powerfully back on track. Move into possibility … then feeling empowered and then … joy-filled action.

Like an artist working in clay, you mold your life experiences in a very real way. Feed positive possibilities and you’ll move from being hopeful to full-out enthusiasm! Feed potential pitfalls and you’ll just get more worry, and create feeling stuck!

Feeding worry is never an effective response because it’s built on the assumption that something will go wrong! Instead, you can take a leap and have fun. You can take a leap and feel empowered! Worry is not required!

Invest your faith, your precious currency, in joy … in your abilities, and in your desired outcome!

– What new point-of-view would make your leap easier?

– Would a new skill or someone else’s expertise help you close the gap in a more fulfilling way?

– What do you need to release and then embrace in order to step into your desired outcome?

You’ve got this!

Much Love,

Elari

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