Take The Plunge

This year is rapidly coming to a close. Time really does fly, whether you're having fun or not. Why settle for drudgery and merely getting by when loving life is a much better option? So why not enjoy it? 

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There comes a time when you want something different — and, along with it, the understanding that you can choose it and you can create it. You see the hard work ahead and, for a moment, you're not afraid of it. Actually, you welcome it. You're willing and ready to take the risks required. So you throw off the shackles of other people's expectations. You declare that you will no longer stand in your own way. You close your eyes, steady yourself, take a deep breath, focus all your energy on what you're creating, and you jump.

I can tell you from my own personal experience that leaping into a new reality can be scary as hell. It doesn't happen without near-paralyzing levels of uncertainty, mostly in your own abilities. But it can also be the most liberating, rewarding, self-building and transformative decision of your life.

When you arrive at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, are you going to be experiencing the same self-doubt that keeps you from conquering your fears; the same job that takes more from you than it gives; the same relationship that leaves you feeling empty, hurt or craving more; the same sense of procrastination that puts everything off for tomorrow that never seems to come; the same physical habits and lines of thinking you know deep down are toxic and holding you back?

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I pray that you won't, because I know you want more. You want to live fully and richly with intention and meaning.  So when a flash of motivation touches you and makes your heart skip, jump in the saddle and ride out. Put down whatever it is you're doing and grab that lightning bolt with both hands; stare into its eyes; hear what it's telling you; write it down so you won't forget; and cry if you feel compelled. But, whatever you do, don't play it off. This is your intuition talking. Listen. Then act, moving with speed, excitement, trembling, and even baby steps if that's what it takes. Just jump! 

TAKE THE PLUNGE!  

I promise, you won't regret it.