Many times, we know the next step but we don’t want to take it. It’s not that we’re indecisive, it’s that we talk ourselves out of making a choice. We let the next step linger. Yet, what could be holding us back? Let’s figure out how to move forward from where we are hesitant and stuck.
Failure is a common reason people find themselves avoiding the next step, so today I talk about taking big and small steps towards larger goals. A poem by Erin Hanson gives a great way to think about the next step: a chance to fly. People don’t like to feel failure since the word can be attached to a negative meaning. They avoid the chance to fly altogether thinking that they will fail or “fall”. To that thought, like Erin Hanson, I ask the question “But what if you fly?”
I want to encourage everyone to step into the substance of purpose. My own Life Calling includes failures, lessons, epiphanies, and triumph. I am on the journey with you. In today’s solo episode, I explore different reasons that convince us not to move forward, and what a next step towards purpose can look like for anyone. I also discuss how having a growth mindset impacts a journey versus having a fixed mindset.
From the perspective of a growth mindset, failure can actually be used for our good. We should aim to be a learner and take lessons away from our failures. Most things in life are repairable. It doesn’t really matter if you fail; experiences and redirections on our path can add up to something wonderful.
Not trying to fly is a bigger risk than falling. The sky is too wide to waste a chance to fly. We can all soar in a way that celebrates our authentic path. Rather than regretting years that passed without change, let’s discover what steps to take from moment to moment in our Life Calling.