Getting from your comfort zone to your dreams will require you to take a giant leap of faith. You literally don’t know what’s going to happen on your journey – whether you’re going to succeed or fail.
Even if you’ve meticulously planned all the steps you’re going to take to arrive at your destination, there’s no guarantee that everything’s going to go according to your plan. You can only do so much – there are far too many external factors that come into play between where you are and where you want to go.
Believe in yourself
When you take the leap, you need to believe in yourself. You need to trust that you can do whatever it is you’ve set out to do. Otherwise, what’s the point of taking the leap in the first place? If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will? The answer is no one.
So, before you even consider taking the leap, ask yourself if you believe in yourself. If you don’t, then you need to go back to the drawing board. Figure out what you need to do so you’ll have more confidence in yourself.
Do you think you don’t have the right skills yet? Then find out how you can acquire those skills. Maybe go back to school or look for relevant jobs that will help you get those skills.
Or maybe you think you don’t have the right mindset, the right attitude to succeed at something so big and so important. If yes, then you should consider signing up for self-development courses – there are tons of them you can choose from.
Once you’ve got the right mindset and the right skills and knowledge, then go ahead with your action plan and take the leap!
Integrity is necessary
We all respect people with integrity – there are far too many people without it. So, when we meet someone who’s got a reputation for being honest and decent, we ultimately end up liking and trusting them.
If you don’t live your life with integrity, then you need to change your ways right now. You need integrity to succeed. You need to be honest with yourself at all times. If you’ve set your mind to chasing your dreams, then you better make sure you actually do it.
When you practice integrity, you’re not going to be telling yourself you’re going to do everything in your power to succeed, and then not do it. No. When you tell yourself you’re going to succeed, then you will do whatever it takes so you can succeed. Even if it takes you your whole lifetime. What you promise, you’ll carry out.
It’s the only way you’re going to be able to live with yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re scared of leaving your comfort zone behind and you’re going to be facing uncertainty out there. You made a promise to yourself, and there’s no way you’re going to break that promise.
Bend but don’t break
There will be many times along the way when you’ll be presented with options that won’t be in line with what you originally had in mind. Perhaps what you want is just simply no longer available. So, instead of saying ‘no’ to the entire thing, you simply go look for the next best thing.
Knowing when to bend or adjust is important. You need to be flexible sometimes. You can’t plan for everything, so sometimes you just have to choose whatever will help you reach your goals.
If you’re unwilling to compromise, you could cost yourself your entire goal or your entire dream. Some people end up abandoning their dreams simply because they weren’t willing to adjust. They weren’t willing to bend the rules they’ve set for themselves.
If something will help push you forward, closer to your goals, then go for it, especially if it doesn’t affect your moral compass. If it does affect your values, then maybe it’s best to wait for a better opportunity.
There’s no point in crying about something you can’t have.
Sometimes you really have no choice but to accept your fate.
Before you take the biggest leap you’ll ever take in your entire life, ask yourself if you’re willing to sacrifice your comfort, if you’re willing to make compromises along the way, all in the name of your dreams.