On July 01, 2002, I opened the doors to Light of Day Coaching. I had no idea what would happen when I jumped from Corporate America into my own coaching practice. After all, for sixteen years, the only world I had known was the information technology industry.
However, there was one thing I knew for sure, God was calling me to jump and grow my wings on the way down. It was time for me to trust God.
When I decided to make the jump, I left behind a lucrative salary, full benefits, and the perceived security of working in an industry that was constantly changing, and yet, always growing.
Many people questioned, “Susan, do you really know what you’re doing? Frankly, I didn’t. However, I knew it was time.
The Simple Truth is you also know it’s time for you to take a leap of faith. I’m not suggesting you leave your job; however, I’m willing to bet there’s a specific area where you’ve been resisting making that much-needed leap.
- In the area of your career, health, finances, spiritual life, family, friendships, love life, recreation or personal growth?
- A specific skill you want to improve, such as your communication, writing, public speaking, dancing, swimming, running, etc?
- An aspect of yourself you want to cultivate or strengthen such as self-care, being more social, your confidence, productivity, organization, discipline, having integrity, responsibility, etc?
- A certain message you want to convey to the world?
I understand you’re afraid to risk the known for the unknown. I was too. You might even have a hundred and one reasons why you just can’t make the leap now.
But let me ask you these two simple questions: What is it costing you to stay comfortably, or not so comfortably, perched on that same branch? I don’t mean what is it costing you financially. What is it costing you emotionally, spiritually, relationally or physically not to take that leap of faith? And, are you willing to pay that price? I hope not.
Yes, you can continue to deceive yourself and believe you’ll do it when your children go off to college, when you get your finances in order, or when you reach a specific milestone in your life. However, I’m here to remind you that day rarely comes. Life is always moving and changing. You can choose to stay stagnant or you can choose to jump and know God will not let you fall.
It’s your choice. Choose wisely. After all, you only get one life; and you’ll never go anywhere if you stay perched on that same branch.