A few days ago I was filling out a rather intimidating job application. It was one of those that are supposed to take 45-minutes but take up a good few hours of your life.
In those few hours I increasingly became more excited about the prospect of this job – so much so that I once I finally filled it out and double-checked it (multiple times), I pressed send before I was ready.
Sure, the application was filled out in its entirety but, my intention was to wait, to save the application and come back to it after procrastinating for a while. To consider the impact that this job would have on my life, my family and my future.
I get butterflies just thinking about it; that’s what reassures me that my mistake was in fact a happy accident.
No matter what the result of the application is – whether I go on to the next stage or not – that leap of faith that I took was, for me, incredible.
Thinking back on it, I’m proud of myself for going for it.
Because yesterday was a chapter
written in words, actions and emotions
that should never define this day.
For it’s what you make of it.
Revel in the present.
Because all that had transpired
only led to this moment.
You can’t change yesterday for today.
But you can change now for tomorrow.
Enjoy the now.
Because the second that has just passed
has no anchor on you.
All that is experienced will fall away.
Committed to memory and learning
with the dawning of next morn’s sun.
Anticipate the future.
Because it belongs to you.
It will wait and it will come.
And when it does, it will be beautiful.
Simply because you’re celebrating today,
embracing the present,
savouring this second
and looking forward to tomorrow.
Step 1: Make the decision.
Step 2: Take the blind leap.
Step 3: Follow through with conviction.
I think the last is the hardest to keep.
If you take anything from this post, I hope that you will take a leap of faith in your life, too. I don’t know where mine will take me, but if it works out? My life is going to change for the better.
You can work out the rest later.
Thanks for reading!