“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
Are you exhausted of living life the same? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of where you are? Is it time for you to jump off the edge and see what all life has to offer?
You know it is time to make a move, but you keep making excuse after excuse. You keep putting off doing what you need to do today for tomorrow. But, tomorrow never comes.
Your vision remains on perpetual hold. You keep waiting for the right moment, but it never comes. You keep waiting for the right person’s endorsement, but they never show up. You keep waiting for the right formula to make your vision a reality, but you discover the right formula is a myth.
At the beginning of the year, you made more New Year’s resolutions on top of the ones you never completed last year and you gave up on them before them before the end of January, like last year.
You listen to motivational speeches and inspirational messages that say all the right words to get you excited and enthusiastic. They say, ‘this is your year, you are about to live out your destiny or you were created for greatness.Don’t get me wrong, I love to hear inspirational messages that get me pumped up to move forward.
It takes more than listening to an inspiring message or a motivational speech. It takes more than attending an empowerment conference, a powerful worship service or reading a personal development book. I have nothing against these because I participate in them myself. I learned it takes consistent action, committed plans and concentrated effort to live out your vision.
Stop sitting on the sidelines
You were not created to live a haphazard life waiting for someone to prime and pump you to live out your vision. You were not meticulously designed with a unique purpose for you to continue to blend in like everyone else. You were not equipped with unique gifts to infect and affect the world just to sit back and watch others live out their vision.
You miss living your best life when you do not take action on your vision. There are many people who went into the New Year like they did last year and previous years, equipped with the tools to live out their vision, but fear and doubt kept them stagnant. They listen to the experts and read the latest and greatest resources on living an exceptional life, but they remain stuck on the edge of their vision looking down at the possibilities.
I know this scenario all too well. Right now, I am on the edge of making a progressive move towards my vision, but I have allowed fear and doubt to hinder my progress. What I desire to do will take me totally out of my comfort zone. It is a challenge to everything I know. It is a challenge to everything I know.
I can keep sitting on the sidelines making excuses to why living my vision is impossible or I can get in the game and participate. I can keep living each day in fear and doubt or I can walk by faith and not by sight. The choice is mine. It can be scary to move from the edge and launch out. You make the choice. Life is too short to keep playing it safe. You only have a certain amount of time on Earth to experience your unique God-designed vision.
You make the choice
You make the choice whether you stay where you are or take action. If you are like me, you cannot afford to stay where you are. Life is too fragile and unpredictable to remain locked in a comfortable pain. It is time to break free of the chains of yesterday, the pains of regret and the pressures of fear and take a leap of faith.
I reached a defining moment in my life this year, it is time for me to take action or shut up. I have talked and dreamed enough about my vision. It is time to live it out. If I can be honest it is way overdue.
I have wasted enough time and words. Each day I do not live out my vision is another day I exhaust that I cannot get back. I have read enough books and blogs. Listen to enough podcasts and sermons to empower me for the next hundred years. It is not the lack of information, but a lack of implementation.
I know I am not the only one. You may be in a similar situation. It is time to do something about it. It is time to make a serious choice. Are you going to live life as usual or are you going to jump off the edge and live life differently?
Take the leap
It is not going to be easy. The lure of comfortability is powerful. Jumping off the edge presents danger. It requires doing something you never did before, going in a different direction and moving without all the answers. You must trust your vision.
The negative thoughts will ring loud like a rock band at a concert. Every time you attempt to move forward the decibels of negativity gets louder. The more you move toward jumping off the edge the more complacency and stagnation will pull you back.
Your negative inner voice says, ‘What are you doing?’ ‘Who will support you?’ You failed the last three times, you do not know the right people or you do not have the right education or skills and the list goes on. Your negative inner voice will discourage and deflate you to the point that you stay stuck where you are.
You do not have to spend another second, minute, hour, day, week, month or year held hostage by fear. Today you can experience everything that awaits you. Take the leap of faith. Jump off the edge and live out your vision.
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