In March of 2015, I took a Quantum Leap. I walked away from over 11 years in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area and an expanding national career to move home to Michigan for a calmer lifestyle and a career on my terms. Overall it has been the best experience, though probably one of the more crazier things I have done.
Today I read a really amazing book called you² by Price Pritchett. It’s a short 36-page book that is packed with powerful information. I’ve studied the Law of Attraction, quantum physics, and manifesting mindsets for over a decade. But I love how this simple book put it all into perspective. As I read it, I kept saying I did that, that problem is happening now, I need to do that, etc. As I read it, I realized that I took a massive Quantum Leap last year and I continue to leap every day.
So what is a Quantum Leap? It’s doing something different than the past; it’s a major change in your way of thinking; it’s having faith, taking action and THEN figuring it out as you go along. It’s knowing what your end result is and taking action towards it (not just thinking about it). A Quantum Leap is contrary to the status quo, playing it safe, or waiting for things to be perfectly lined up before you make a move. A Quantum Leap is action … it’s a leap even when you’re not ready!
I’m a big fan of vision boards, writing out goals and action steps (because you are more likely to succeed when you write out goals and action steps), engaging in personal development everyday, tapping to remove blocks from success, working with energy tools to keep my vibration high and aligned with my goals, and positive manifesting. And all of that is fantastic to get you to the place where you know what your goal is. But to achieve that goal, you have to take action even when you don’t feel ready.
One of my goals was to create a healing business. I had no clue how to run a business or how I would do it while I had a full time legal career, but I didn’t let that stop me. The first thing I did was to come up with a name … Manifested Harmony! Then the next thing I did was to incorporate. That was 5 years ago this month! Then the next step was a website. Then the next step was a Facebook page. And it’s just been one step after the next. Nothing is ever done or perfect. But if I waited then Manifested Harmony would not exist, or the 50-some classes and workshops I’ve taught would not have happened. And you would certainly not be reading this. Quantum leaps have a just do it attitude and things always work out.
But my big Quantum Leap was moving when in reality it did not make a lot of sense but it felt right. Here’s what I’ve learned in my Quantum Leap:
- When you know your end goal, take the first step (any step) and get the process moving because moving is progress towards that goal;
- We are conditioned to believe we must have every step planned out when doing something new but all that means is that you will move slowly, if at all, because you will think yourself out of something amazing or fail to take action because everything is not perfectly in place;
- When you leap without a net and not knowing the next step but yet it feels right, you will find your way safely to the ground while enjoying the ride because you have faith and faith will show you the next step;
- You have no idea what you are capable of until you jump and sadly most people do not ever jump in their lifetime because of fear;
- When you leap you will quickly become comfortable with being uncomfortable, with change, with thinking and doing things differently, in trusting your intuition, and not knowing the next step;
- But above all else, a leap requires you to take positive action instead of simply sitting back and passively believing that positive thinking will bring you what you desire.
Some people know what they want and where they want to be, but most people don’t have a clue if you ask them. I actually wrote “That’s okay” as the start of this sentence but then I realized that is NOT okay to have no clue about what you want in life. Every person has a duty to figure out why they are on this planet and what gift they have to bring. Whatever it takes, give yourself the opportunity to figure it out.
Although my end goals are still a work in progress, I was one of those people who could see the end result but I could not see the steps to get there. What I knew was that if I waited for the steps (even the first step) to be shown to me, I would never take action and would be waiting a life time to get started. So for those of you who DO know what you want but you are doing nothing because you don’t know where to start, here’s my advice: just do something! It doesn’t have to be perfect (most likely it won’t be). Just get moving and do it today! When you put off taking action, that action has a lower chance of happening.
The steps will be shown when you take that first step. But how do I know what step to take if I take action without knowing the first step? This is where you have to start tapping in to your intuition, gut instincts, inner voice, higher self, God’s voice, or whatever you want to call it. You get signs, messages, ideas, inklings all day long. Take one idea and take action. Then the next inkling will come and you take action on that.
Quantum leaps are not about forcing something to happen; they are not about working harder; they are not about doing the same thing that was successful in the past. Quantum Leaps are about being unconventional, rethinking what you’re thinking, getting out of your way and taking risks. You cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results. And you cannot keep doing nothing and expect something to happen, right?
Price Pritchett said, “Quantum leaps cannot be achieved through incremental steps or through ‘more of the same’.” When you keep doing the same thing, pushing and working harder with little or no results, that’s when you need to quit what you’re doing and create space for the better way to come in. But we are such a doing society, right? And this is where going against the status quo can result in great results.
We are all here to create and implement a dream that is uniquely ours; something that will benefit the energy of the planet overall. Maybe it’s something huge like a new invention or a large-scale business, or maybe it’s something smaller like writing a book, or teaching a class on something you are good at doing. For me it’s leaving a legacy where animals (and their people) are safe and well. It’s about ending pound seizure (shelter animals sold into research), ending tax-payer funded animal research, ending pet overpopulation, and my Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T) initiative (which was a HUGE Quantum Leap idea).
No matter how big or small your end goal, you must move on your dream. It’s not optional, it’s mandatory. When you fail to move on your dream, you deny that energy from benefiting everyone and everything. But most of all, you deny yourself your purpose for being here. And humans crave having a purpose.
I would encourage you to get the book you². It’s a simple read and that could be your first leap towards achieving what you really want!
Special Quantum Leap opportunity: If you are looking for a change in your career, are feeling unfulfilled or drained in your job, want to be in control of how you spend your time, need more time for your family, and would love to earn a living sharing how amazing essential oils are for people and pets, then please message me! My oil team is growing. We don’t sell oils, we share the wellness benefits (and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that, right?).
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