If you don't ever jump, you'll never know.
I remember watching a Steve Harvey episode and he made the statement, "If you don't ever jump, you will never soar." Now I'm not to sure if he only meant this figuratively, but exactly one month after hearing this I went skydiving for my 23rd birthday.
As silly as it sounds, I really believe that if I can jump out of a plane I can conquer the world. Of course when I first took that leap out of the plane I wondered what the heck was I thinking. For a second I was mad at friends and family for not talking me out of this. The initial falling 176 feet per seconds was tough, the wind smacked me in the face, secretly I cried and slobbered on myself. I just knew I had made the wrong decision. However, once the parachute was pulled I began to soar. The world was underneath my feet and I just floated through out the sky. In that moment NOTHING seemed too big or small. I was at peace.
For once I finally stopped, silenced myself, looked at my circumstances differently, and realized the world was full of infinite possibilities and opportunities. Often I found myself wrapped in, "I don't have enough money" "I'm not good enough" "I am not smart enough" "he/she has this and I don't" "I was suppose to have this done by now" that I was literally limiting myself. What you choose to focus on becomes your reality! I was so set in my ways, I barely scratched the surfaced of what I am truly capable of.
Unfortunately, we have or have known someone who stayed at their miserable ass job because they feared no where else would pay as well. Or was afraid to invest in their passions because of what someone else may think. We've even stayed in that unhealthy relationship because who else would love us? (Or in my case stayed single because "there aren't any good men out there.") Can't forgot about the complainer of always being broke because "there are no good jobs out there" or "no one will hire me"
Realistically, everything we have ever wanted is available! The life you want is here, right now. The money you wish to make exists! The person you hope to embrace is already alive! and the experiences you desire can happen. But first we must change our mindset! Think about it, no one else on this Earth is working a job they love and making tons of money. All the good men are dead? (SERIOUSLY??) He was ran over by a bus too, huh?
It's time to let go of everything you're attached to that no longer serves you growth, peace, and love! It time JUMP, and figure it out on the way down. And lets be clear it may not be easy, it may hurt, the wind might smack you in the face on the way down. But you will never know if you don't try.