Three, two, one... jump!
When I was growing up, I frequently went on summer trips. From traditional tent camping to white water rafting for a week — those memories are some of the most memorable of my life. I especially remember when I stood on top of a houseboat, daring myself to jump. To be brave enough to hold my breath and leap into the water that awaited be below.
Today, I still jump. Only it looks different. Several years ago, when I started my real estate and design business, I remember telling myself to jump into everything that came with starting a business. Into calculated risks. The unknown. To jump into working long nights and early mornings. And to jump at the opportunity that by becoming a business owner could, quite possibly, be the thing that would change the direction of my life.
In the years between now and then, I learned lessons that could only be taught by taking chances. I learned that sometimes failure comes at a great cost; however, it’s not really failure if I tried my best. I learned that I am capable of more than I thought I was, which came in handy when funds were tight and exhaustion was prevalent. I learned that sometimes tears and being unsure about what is to come is normal. I learned that taking a chance means you’re boldly walking through the possibilities of what could be.
Taking a chance means you’re boldly walking through the possibilities of what could be.
Sometimes I ask myself what I would be doing if I didn’t start my business. Would I be working a corporate job? Would I feel fulfilled? Would I be as bold as I am? But I’ll never have to answer those questions because I am here. In the midst of taking chances. Fully ready to take the next chance I’m shown.
Think about this for a second: what is the next chance you need to take? What’s holding you back? How could your life be improved by simply jumping?
Make a decision to jump…
Into starting a business,
Or traveling to a foreign country,
Or telling that someone you have feelings for them,
Or to reconcile a broken relationship.
Ready? Three, two, one…
Author - meet lindsay
Lindsay's the founder of Creating Home San Diego and absolutely loves what she does! She holds a CA Real Estate License, is a Certified Meeting & Event Planner, and a Certified Home Stager. In her free time, you can find Lindsay adventuring, traveling, gardening, cooking and coming up with new projects (that her family and friends conveniently get roped into). Email Lindsay