You Have To Leap To Soar

By

You Have To Leap To Soar
Want to get over fear and doubt? Read these tips to start feeling great.

Something in you is always calling you to dive into your greatness. Once you make this positive affirmation, you will discover that you have always been amazing, talented, unique, powerful, expansive, abundant and destined to live an incredible life. On some level, we always know this. The challenge is getting to a place where we leap no matter what we are currently experiencing. Here are three things to contemplate when it comes to hoping for a better life and taking chances.

Choose: The decision-making moment is often scary
I am an Indiana Jones fan. Indy was always being chased by bad guys and usually came to a ledge. His choice was to jump and die or be caught and die. At one point, I remember clearly that he stopped and brought to his awareness that there was the possibility that he would be supported and so he stepped out. Miraculously a bridge appeared below his feet. Such an incredible metaphor for taking chances. He took a leap of faith and he was scared. He did not allow his mind to talk him out of what could be a "saving grace" moment.

Risk: Pain often pushes us to the precipice
I once read a story about a woman, 32 years of age, who reached a crossroads in her life. She was sitting at her desk, in a high-powered job, and had a vision of herself being old and unfulfilled. That image jumped to a time when she was a child and wanted to dance more than anything. Her parents invited her to do something else because she was not great at dancing. She gave it up, but with it gave up a piece of her soul. That vision was a defining moment. She decided then and there to go out and dance for the love of it. That painful moment and the new decision changed her life.

Faith: You will fly or develop wings
Many years ago, I was in an acting class and a very good-looking man came into the class. His name was Greg and he was not a seasoned actor but worked really hard to become proficient. He told the class that he had studied acting in college but was not ready to get serious. We became friends and over coffee I discovered that he was Greg Louganis, the Olympic champion diver. Yes, he was the man who had won many diving championships and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, hit his head on the springboard in the preliminary round. He came back to win a gold medal and be named ABC's Wide World of Sports “Athlete of the Year.” He took that challenge and turned it into a defining moment of Activated Faith.

Please affirm with me: I am ready and willing to leap into my greatness. I trust that the net will appear and I will soar!

More personal development coach advice from YourTango:

This article was originally published at Cynthia James. Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Cynthia James

Spiritual Coach

Cynthia James

Upcoming Events

 

Location: Pine, CO
Credentials: MA
Other Articles/News by Cynthia James:

The #1 Secret To Making Your Relationship Last

By

Finding love that makes you want to do anything to keep that smile on your partner's face isn't as hard as you may think. If you want to know what makes a relationship truly great and long-lasting, the answer starts with you. Spiritual coaches and expert power couple Cynthia James and Carl Studna join forces to discuss what factors ... Read more

Watch The Sparks Fly: How To Keep The Sexual Chemistry Alive

By

Wanting to spice up the sexual energy in your relationship is nothing to be embarrassed about; in fact, the need to find ways to get closer to your partner is completely natural. But is there a way to keep the chemistry alive from the beginning without having to struggle to reignite the flame? Spiritual coaches Cynthia James and Carl Studna discuss ways to ... Read more

What's The Best Way To Maintain A Great Relationship?

By

Nothing gold can stay, right? Wrong, it just takes polishing. And relationships take the same sort of upkeep. If you want the spiritual and emotional connection between you and your partner to last, working hard to maintain your relationship is key. Spiritual coaches Cynthia James and Carl Studna discuss what it takes to keep a great ... Read more

See More

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.