Many people don’t actively pursue their purpose because they are consumed with “waiting” on the ideal moment – you know, the time when everything “feels” right. The truth of the matter is that there will never be a “perfect time” to do anything. It is time, however, for you to decide what you want out of life and go get it. Evaluate your current circumstance. Are you truly happy? Are you fulfilled or are you simply existing? Are you truly utilizing your gifts? Most importantly, are you allowing fear to keep you from flying fearlessly?
Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware of how fear of the unknown can paralyze one’s progression. But I also recognize the power I possess to make sure my purpose is prominent. Do you? I think back to when I decided to write my first novel. I was anxious and determined to write a best seller. After I finished writing BLUE, I persuaded myself (for various reasons) not to publish it. Ten years went by…..an entire decade. As this time passed I continued to make excuses and my dream eventually expired. I wasted time waiting on the “perfect time”. I soon decided that enough was enough. I could no longer live with the thought of “what if”. I also knew what type of life I desired to live. I finally jumped and published my first book. I am glad to say that the process was amazing and while I did have bumps and bruises along the way, once I birthed my vision, I ascended as a leader in my own right.
Listen, there is no such thing as defectless development. You will grow as a leader with every glitch that you encounter on your purpose path. This should not prevent you from making your next move. The greater your jump, the stronger your mindset has to be. Sometimes you have to move without a plan. You only have a limited amount of time on Earth to make your mark. How will you be remembered?
You owe it to yourself to go after all of your hearts desires. If you can see it, you can achieve it – despite what you do and don’t have! This is where your faith comes into play. Jumping is vital to unlocking the gifts God has gifted you. Do not rob yourself of riches!
So what happens if you take the jump and still cannot fly? Listen to the great words of Martin Luther King Jr, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”.
By Dr. Avis Foley
Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly