Jump Start Your Goals – Step 5 – Let the Wind Take You!

The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be…because of all I may become I will close my eyes and leap!    ~Mary Anne Radmacher

The best part about going after a big juicy goal lies in what you learn about who you are and how capable you are beyond what you think. My friend Karen reminded me of this during a conversation we had about my achieving my Big Juicy Goal. She has known me since the days when I was still afraid to be me and she was there to support me the day I leaped. She said, “Who knew back then that one day you would jump and let the wind take you?”

She’s right. Back then, who knew? It’s been quite a journey from there to here!

There is SO much more to be gained from leaping than from standing still in fear. I believe you and I know this at some level. And I think that is where the real source of conflict comes from when facing a choice that doesn’t have a clearly defined outcome. And in today’s uncertain world, it’s challenging to find a choice that does!

The good news is that most of the time a big leap can begin with a series of small hops. There is usually time to prepare and to practice for the big leaps. You can practice hopping and preparing by using the steps talked about in earlier blog posts:

Step 1 – Create an Inspiring Intention

Step 2 – Take Awesome Actions

Step 3 – Get a Little Help from Your Friends

Step 4 – Raise Your Commitment Level

And last but not least:

Step 5 – Go for It – Let the Wind Take You

As you start to hop, you may encounter obstacles – some practical ones and some that you place in your own way. Preparation and practice will help you move beyond most of them. But you can only prepare so much and then you have to choose whether you are going to “fly” or “die”.

What I mean my dying is that when you suppress your dreams, you kill off your aliveness, vitality and joie de vivre. And that just might be sadder and more painful than facing a literal death.

In the video below, you’ll get to share with me what it’s like when you choose to “fly”. My experience taught me that something gets killed off when you fly too – apathy, boredom, and the sense that you are bound by any limitations.

I hope that will serve as an inspiration for you to jumpstart your goals – the Big, Juicy, really important ones you carry inside you that will give you wings to lift you to your highest and best experience of living.


What is holding you back from LEAPING into an Encore Career that inspires you or a life that makes your heart sing? If you are ready to find out, contact Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 or email [email protected] for a complimentary discovery session today!