Your leap of faith does not have to look like anyone else’s leap of faith. Actually, it won’t. In this time of motivation, inspiration, self-improvement, personal development and “live your best life”, mantras, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting to make a drastic change. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of say “ I hate my job- so I’m going to take that leap of faith and quit my job today” because somewhere along the line you have started to feel like a loser for staying in a soul sucking job when you could be- “doing what you love and getting paid for it”. As a matter fact you may be feeling guilty because you feel like you don’t have the courage to take THAT leap of faith like person x, y and z.
But consider the following: perhaps it’s just not your time to leap. Perhaps you have to let go of the notion that your leap will look and feel a specific way and to recognize that your leap will look different than you imagined. Not everyone’s leap entails quitting their jobs and packing up their stuff to travel around the world. Not everyone’s leap entails creating the next “it” business. Sometimes that leap is telling someone how you feel or homeschooling your kid or choosing to prepare all organic meals for your family or being nice to the parent who is a jerk.
The leap can look anyway that it needs to look in order to help you consistently grow on your spiritual path. Do not become romanticized by what people share via social media. New fabulous lives take WORK and many leaps had to happen in order for the new lives to be what they are today.
The key thing here is to get silent and ask yourself:
- What is the leap that I meant to take?
- What does this leap look like?
- What do I need to happen or what do I need to be in place in order for me to make the choice to leap?
- When am I going to do it?
Remember: Everyone’s leap of faith looks different and you can always ask for the net to appear.