So many times we see people who are more successful than we are. They are traveling the world, going out to dinner at fancy places, are able to live the life they always dreamed. And what is our first response? They were born with a silver spoon in their mouth or they must have gotten really lucky or they were just in the right place at the right time. But honestly, more often than not, it’s because they JUMPED!
The most successful people in the world put fear aside and took a chance on something they believed in and jumped into it as far as they could. Their passion was so strong that nothing was going to stop them. They woke up every morning with that fire in their belly to do more and be more. But rest assured, if you listen to any super successful person tell their story you will soon understand that their journey to success was not smooth. They failed more times than most others would even attempt. They got up more times than they got knocked down. They took arrows in the back, lost friendships, ticked people off, and were probably called crazy more times than they can keep track of.
So, why am I talking about all of this? It’s because it’s our own fear or the damn stories we tell ourselves that is holding us back from realizing greatness. From realizing our dreams! Unfortunately I have been seeing on my Facebook feed and hearing about so many people passing away way too young. And I’m reminded…if something were to happen to me today – if I were to not wake up tomorrow – would I be happy with the legacy I left behind? If I were to be straight up honest…at this moment, I’d have to admit no. I’m not.
But, I am working towards my ultimate goal to live the life I envision in my head. I’ll be 41 in two months which means my life is just about half-way through. But, what does that mean? I have at least 40 more years to make it all count (God willing). And SO DO YOU!!!
What do you love? What sets your soul on fire? If you didn’t have to work a typical 9-5 job, or if time and money were no object, what would you CHOOSE to be doing RIGHT NOW!!! really dig deep and figure that out. Because once you do, then there is no stopping you to achieve just that!
Of course it won’t happen for you overnight. But, you will finally have the courage to JUMP!!! And you will jump the highest and farthest you’ve ever jumped in your life. And while you too will get bruised and battered on the way down off that cliff, and just when you think you will be completely splattered all over the earth’s floor, something miraculous will happen. You will begin to soar because you, my friend, will be one of those successful people you’ve always wanted to become!