I call them “jump-off-the-cliff-moments.”
Those moments that cause your stomach to lurch as you launch yourself off the safe confines of the rich earth that support your shaky legs.
It’s the difference between dreamers and doers.
Jumping off the cliff requires you to abandon the all-too-common narrative of self-doubt and boldly replace it with the belief (even-just-for-an-instant) that you have the capacity to do better, that you have the worthiness to deserve it, and the unwavering knowledge that somehow, through magical cocktail of faith and persistence, you’ll be resourceful enough to build yourself a parachute as you plummet through the air.
So, about paralysis. Is it really that you can’t choose? Or, is it truly about the fact that you’re scared to do so?
Paralysis is a form of hiding. It’s a mechanism that our ancient mammalian brain uses to signal to us that we’re about to step into a dangerous place.
“Retreat!” it shouts at us with frantic urgency. Obediently, most of us freeze. Quit dreaming. Quit trying to step outside of our comfort zones. Just before things get interesting.
Because interesting means you might be wrong. You might fail. You might leap before others and get judged for it. You might departure from the status quo. You might not be accepted by the tribe.
Analysis paralysis will stop your forward momentum to express yourself fully.
Instead, choose to dream. Choose to take the first step. I urge you to leap off the cliff.
action= change=growth=wisdom and learning=trust=leadership