Everything is a leap……..EVERYTHING. The real question is, is it a big leap or a small one? Deciding how you want your coffee is not a big leap, unless you are a staunch Starbucks follower and need to stop at Dunkin' when there is no Starbucks. Think about it. That decision for some is a huge one and could be considered a big risk: Is it going to be good? Do they have espresso? Where do their beans come from? Am I making a mistake?
Take this example to an even higher level: Do I take a career risk. These come in many forms from applying to the next position, promotion or looking to change employers to an even bigger leap (for some) starting your own business. The questions take the same tone: Is it going to be a good thing? Is that new team one where I fit in? Are they coffee drinkers? Will they like me? Am I crazy for wanting a change? Am I making a mistake going out on my own? What can feel very different in these decisions are the unknown factors that directly affect you. So let’s talk about how to turn big leaps into smaller leaps. I’m not talking about taking baby steps……..
When making decisions aka taking leaps, removing the unknowns will make all the difference in shrinking that distance from where you are to where you want to be. So how do we do that?
Once you have removed the unknowns (external, self, decision) you are going to notice that the leap is not as far fetched as you once thought, and you will move forward with confidence. So, what’s your next leap?