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Being Proactive And Taking A Leap Of Faith Can Change Your Life

If you want to make a big change in life you have to know that it will involve taking a leap of faith. Often, with big changes the very first step proves to be the hardest. All of the old proverbs and adages were well spoken when they attested to this fact.

Author: David M. Wood
Date: Dec 6, 2010 - 4:28:35 PM

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Any successful endeavor requires taking a leap of faith. Nothing good really ever does come easy and the first step really is the hardest. None of the old adages were spoken for nothing.

Any entrepreneur will tell that sometimes one's biggest source of discouragement proves to be himself. In addition to your own fears of taking a big leap in a new direction however, you will find that those around you can also be a huge source of discouragement. If you really want to change your life however, and the way that you live it is important to begin listening to your own instinct and intuition and start reaching out for those things that at first seem bigger than life itself.

It has been said on numerous occasions that true courage does not mean being fearless. Many courageous individuals have taken action even while they were afraid. True courage is the ability to keep moving forward even when there is doubt, self-doubt and all encompassing fear.

A successful individual will be inspired to remain proactive in spite of the negative speak offered from individuals that are around him or her. It is generally true in life that most of those individuals that continually offer negative input and work to discourage faith based endeavors are simply people that lack the courage to make these decisions and take such actions for themselves. Choosing to let the affect your decision making is a definite way to miss out on your best opportunities.

If you believe in an opportunity it is important that you also have enough faith in yourself to fulfill the required obligations to take full advantage of it. A leap of faith is never entirely defined by a single leap. You must be ready to take continual steps forward towards the realization of the ultimate dream or goal.

There are a few things that you should do in order to keep doubt at bay even after you have made a commitment to your endeavor. The first step may be one of the hardest but you will likely still be plagued with negative thoughts and fear, especially if you have people in your life that are prone to voicing negative opinions. Not taking the right actions to stay strong throughout the journey can have a negative impact on the final results.

It is imperative that you have a planning process that outlines measurable objectives. These objectives need to be attainable and ones that you can begin to take action on immediately. By doing so you will be able to see the progress that you are making towards your ultimate goals which you will also clearly outline. Having a clear path of progress is one of the surest ways to beat the unwanted negative speak.

Another way to keep a sure footing on the road to success is by offering support to others. Being an encouragement for others that are working themselves up towards a leap of faith is often a good way to keep yourself encouraged and strong. In nearly no time at all you will be astounded by your own growth, the amount of wisdom that you have amassed and the courage that you have built.

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