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  • Writer's pictureLizette Warner, PhD

Only when you're ready to leap, does the path appear

Updated: Jan 24

"The moment one definitely commits, then Providence moves too. All sorts of

things occur to help one that would never otherwise have

occurred. "


It's true of coaching. It's true in leadership and it's true in life. I saw this axiom throughout my childhood play out in my father's life.


The Positive Mindset

My dad had the most incredible faith and confidence in any venture he undertook even in the midst of financial crisis. He had an unshakeable mindset focused on the positive. He would not be deterred even by those who would tell him what he sought was impossible. That sort of negative mindset was a reality he rejected. He'd never voice it. I doubt he'd have the words to capture it but as soon as he would commit to the unseen path, a number of events would occur just when needed so that he take the next step in his journey.


A Leap is Still a Leap

Whether you take a step or a leap, it can be scary and unsettling. What is less scary or unsettling is your mindset. Adopting the right mindset requires a commitment to perseverance. It's your mindset makes the step or leap possible. A whole host of activities follow a commitment to a particular mindset. Whether it's the words you speak to yourself, the thoughts you entertain, the language you use about yourself or the images you envision for yourself, a positive mindset is the first step towards your leap of faith.


Cultivate your Mindset

Some people have a natural inclination towards a positive mindset and cultivate it throughout their lives. Others have to nurture a mindset daily through practice, coaching, group activities or discipline. While it may seem overwhelming to change your mindset, it is possible to gradually shift it and soon you'll find yourself taking those courageous steps towards those bold leaps in faith.


In case you'd like to read the full quote from above,


Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw

back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative and

creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which

kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one

definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of

things occur to help one that would never otherwise have

occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision.

—JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE



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