At some point in our life we all come across this one moment that we’ve been anticipating and yet reluctant to act upon for various reasons. The fact of the matter is, nothing happens without our involvement. We must take action.
This post is not about the importance of taking action, but rather the significant difference between taking action and taking a leap of faith. Understanding the difference between the two will result in your ability to achieve your big and small goals in life without struggle and with joy. It is important to note here that physical action is required in both principles.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao-tzu.
There is more to this single step than we think we know and taking action is just a part of it. But taking a leap of faith with complete assurance of the desired outcome is a totally different approach, something that is not easy to master. It is like making a jump and trusting the universe with the landing, which would require tremendous amount of trust and belief. Well, those concepts are beyond the grasp of our logical mind.
Taking Action Based On Purely Logical Approach.
Being as impatient as we sometimes are, we tend to move towards taking action right after we’ve convinced ourselves with the logical reasoning. We do all the necessary how-to preparation and etc.. In other words, when it finally makes sense to us, we take action. Unfortunately, most of these undertakings are abandoned before they get to see the light of day. The reason being, it was not a personal, deep driving desire based action. It was just another standard, mechanical, average goal setting method that most of us use.
The problem with this kind of approach is that there is a very minimal personal commitment involved. If there are enough obstacles making it difficult for us to keep on going, then it just makes sense to scrap the project and move on. Interestingly enough, it is the same logical reasoning that made us begin the journey in the first place.
So, we end up being dictated by our cold reasoning mind when and what to do. Does this sound familiar to you?
Of course, small, little daily chores and actions that we take on are OK to scrap and start new. But what about the Big Ones? I am talking about major, life changing goals that we undertake in our lives. Would we treat these goals with the same kind of logical, goal setting approach? Let’s look at the alternative.
Taking A Leap Of Faith Based On The Deep Driving Desire.
Taking a leap of faith already has an element of action in it. So, how is it different form just taking action?
The word faith is a driving force behind this principle. It implies deep driving desire within us and in this context has nothing to do with religion. It is our personality. We must become one with our goal and clearly see the desired outcome already accomplished, regardless of our present conditions and circumstances.
Becoming one with the goal is the only way to remove the greatest enemy of all – time. When that happens, time disappears along with all the anxiety and doubts. All the obstacles turn into opportunities that bring you closer to your goal. What’s called hard work turns into bliss and joy.
We cannot imagine in the past, nor can we imagine in the future. We can only imagine now. I talk about this in great detail in the Master Key To Imagination Guide. All the great visionaries that have ever lived have this one thing in common – indestructible confidence. They act as if they were endowed with the divine mind power over people and circumstances.
This is the fundamental difference between taking action based on logical reasoning and taking a leap of faith based on the deep driving desire. This approach is highly contagious. It inspires others and attracts people and circumstances that you have never thought possible.
If we don’t master the skill of making a personal commitment to ourselves by taking a leap of faith in our undertakings, we end up struggling by swimming against the stream of life. Yet, we see others achieving great success doing what we have attempted before but failed to complete.
We spend most of our lives in the process of pursuing or achieving something. The journey is where we spend most of our time, not the destination. Keep the destination alive in your heart at all times while enjoying every step of the way.
Live here, now.