We’ve all been at the edge of taking a leap of faith.
At first, it’s super exciting and we envision this amazing new life for ourselves. But then, right before we’re about to jump off the ledge, fear starts to creep in and there’s an oh-shit-what-am-I-doing feeling in the pit of our stomachs.
Whether you’re taking a new job or internship in the big city for the first time, clicking “publish” on your brand new blog, or working on taking your side hustle to the next level, taking a leap of faith can be terrifying.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced this first hand. My company Trend Tribe is about to move forward with a complete overhaul of our website. It’s a risky project that costs a lot of time and money. Kind of a big deal for a bootstrapped company.
Of course, the fear of failure starts to creep in. What if the website overhaul doesn’t pay off like I think it will? What if I’m investing the company’s limited resources into the wrong project?
You can literally drive yourself crazy thinking about all of the “what if’s”. It got to the point where I became sick of hearing my own fearful thoughts.
I asked myself, “Okay, if I’m so nervous to invest in web development, what’s the alternative? What else could I do to grow the company?”
The answer is that there’s no other option. What is the point of driving traffic to our website until we work on upgrading it to a better online shopping experience?
Realizing that the only alternative to taking a leap of faith was to remain stagnant, made it SO clear that although investing in the website is a risky move, it’s riskier not to develop the website.
Why bother running a business that’s sub par? I became an entrepreneur to create the best company I possibly could; not to avoid growth because it’s risky.
So, my advice to you, if you’re unsure about taking a leap of faith, ask yourself, “What is the alternative?”
You might just realize that the alternative to not change and grow is actually riskier than taking the leap of faith. So quit thinking about all of the “what if’s” and start to get excited about the possibilities that are ahead of you.
I’d love to know, are you taking a leap of faith in your career or life? If so, what is it and how can I help you? Leave a comment below! I can’t wait to see where your leap of faith takes you next.