When I made the decision that I was going to move to San Francisco there was some serious soul searching I had to go through. I had to weigh the pros and cons of living in one of the most expensive cities, as well as taking into consideration traffic, crime, employment, etc. When I would talk to different people about moving, and taking a complete leap of faith that it will all work out, I was amazed by peoples reactions. Some were excited for me and encouraging, and others downright thought I lost my mind.
Here are some things I learned about taking a leap of faith, truly practicing what I preach, and being willing to step outside my comfort zone.
Trust your gut. Listen to your inner voice. Your intuition will lead you in the right direction. If something doesn’t feel right, your body will know it before your mind will have time to process it. Take the time to truly listen. Like paying attention to that knot in your stomach or a headache.
Take care of yourself. When things were crazy with moving, packing, and looking for a place to live, I would take just 5 minutes and close my eyes and breathe. Even now as I’m adjusting to my new surroundings, I take time daily to do something good for myself. Take a walk, go to a yoga class, workout, take a detox bath, do something that nourishes you.
Surround yourself with supportive people. Find people who support you in what you are doing. Being around encouraging and supportive people brings positive energy to your life. We need to work to build each other up, not bring each other down.
Trust that it will all work out. Fear shouldn’t be your driving force or even be allowed to be in the passenger seat, move it to the back seat, or kick it out of the car. You have to trust that it will all work out. If you work daily, moving your life in the direction you want it to go, you will get there. There is no straight line to where you are going; there will be highs and lows but trust and believe in what you are trying to achieve.
Celebrate where you are today. Rejoice what you have in this moment. Your health, you have a roof over your head, you have a car, whatever it is, be grateful for what you have today. If you cannot be happy with what you have now, you will never be happy or satisfied because what you achieve next, will never be enough.
We all have a story, a journey, a process we go through to achieve what we want in life. Does your life feel stuck? Are you afraid to dip your toe into the unknown? Do you feel unfulfilled?
Take a leap of faith and trust yourself that it will all be okay.