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Take the Leap

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

One thing I've always known about myself is my aversion to change. Specifically, the unknowns that change can bring. It can be from small things like getting a haircut and hoping it looks good, to super big things, like my upcoming move to a different state. Whatever the change is, my brain forces me to run through every single aspect of it that is an unknown and decide what the absolute worst outcome of it could be.


Now, making plans for the future and for different realistic scenarios is perfectly fine and smart. A lot of people encourage being prepared to help alleviate stress and to be the most productive, organized version of you possible. However, there is a fine line between healthy prepping and anxiety-induced overthinking.


Personally, I find myself falling victim to the latter.


A lot.


For me at least, the problem comes when I've let myself get too comfortable with my current position in life. I start to enjoy the familiarity of my living, working and/or social situation so much that I don't see a reason to change it. In fact, I catch myself actively trying to not change it. And listen, it's fine to love your life and appreciate what you have, that's not a problem. What is a problem is getting too settled and rejecting or avoiding newness and change entirely, When I loose the drive and eagerness to keep pushing myself and to try new things, I can easily decide to stay put in my current situation because I like where I am very much thank you, never-mind the fact that being stagnant is the worst thing you can do to yourself.


Change is healthy. We were made to change and grow; that's what life itself is all about. And it can be scary when the future looks like a deep bottomless void that you have to jump in with eyes closed, terrified of what could be waiting.


But what if what's actually waiting is all you've ever wanted and more? What if taking a chance is the best decision of your life?


There's only one way to know for sure.


Take the leap.


And know that everyone else is jumping into their unknown future with you.


"The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

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