I was reading Aaronsbaldinit blog post ‘Trust in the path you walk’ , that explains that believing in yourself is not always an easy task. Life can throw up challenges and problems that can be difficult to deal with: this can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety and fear.
Aaron sheds light on how to think about challenges we all experience in life, by putting them into perspective and following your own path. The reason I enjoy reading Aaron’s blog is he offers his own personal experience of self improvement.
He discusses how he has made positive changes to improve his own life. He shares his thoughts, views and opinions and this gives his blog its own unique individuality. This is a great quality, as the reader gains an authentic understanding and insight into the life of the blogger.
At the bottom of the blog post ‘Trust the path you walk’, there is a you-tube video of Steve Harvey talking about success. He explains everybody has a ‘gift’ and part of life is all about finding out what that ‘gift’ or ‘special talent’ is.
When you make the decision to follow your passion or ‘gift’: Steve Harley uses the analogy of a parachute jump. When you first take that first step, there is anxiety associated with taking that initial ‘leap of faith’. The ego will create this resistance, as it wants to keep you safe; it doesn’t like risk or change.
The ego sounds a bit like this: what if the parachute doesn’t come out? What happens if I fail? Mabey this is not such a good idea? I don’t know about this?
Does this sound familiar?
Successful people have identified their ‘gift’ and jumped, in the knowing that the parachute will come out, and it is only a matter of time until it does. This belief or faith in knowing that you will be successful, is what propels you forward to take that first step. Instinctively, you know the minute you do jump, the parachute will not come out to start with.
When you start falling, you hit a few obstacles on the way down. Whatever path you take in life there will always be challenges that crop up. This is why you have to trust in the path you take, knowing that you have overcome adversity in the past. It is in having overcome these challenges that has led you to this point: this is what has brought about spiritual growth. The only difference is now you are following your own pathway to success.
When your parachute finally does come out, your dreams become reality; you are living an inspired life. Just think, if you never take inspired action and jump; you will never know if your parachute will ever come out.
So take Aarons advice and trust in the path you walk, knowing you have come a long way and have the ability to make changes now if necessary.
If you know what your passion is and your thinking about making it into a career. Remember the Steve Harvey video on Aaron’s blog ‘Trust the path you walk’.
Just jump !
David Kennedy 🙂