The Most Common Misconception About The Leap

As I’ve been stepping back to assess the leap process, I’ve begun to really notice the misconceptions that are tied with this process. The biggest misconception I’ve found {the one that causes the majority of people to bail mid-leap} is that the initial commitment to your leap is mistaken for the actual leap.

 

Unfortunately, it’s not.

 

There’s this idea that by saying yes to our leap and getting off the fence, we have taken the leap. But that’s just the first step in a process.

 

Think of it this way: If you were to go skydiving, you don’t start in the air at the edge of the plane. There is a whole build up to the jump that is required to get there. Committing to the appointment for the jump is just a small step in a larger process.

 

Let me break down the leap process very briefly for you, using my current leap as an example:

 

  1. I made my first commitment to my leap in January. This is the moment when I got off the fence, decided that I was going to up the ante of my service to the world, and in return, committed to growing a $1,000,000 business, increase my presence and voice, impact more women, and trigger a massive ripple effect.

  2. In February, all of the doubt started creeping in. Is this really what I want? Is it even possible for me? I faced every worst case scenario known to man and had to do massive healing, shifting, and releasing work to come into alignment with this commitment so I could stand confidently and declare my leap to the world. It was a process of shedding the layers of beliefs and previous perspective that was not aligned with this new trajectory. It was only once I worked through it that I was then able to take a stand and declare my vision more publicly.

  3. Beginning in March, I funneled my energy into getting more clarity on this vision and opening up to receive guidance on the next steps for my life and business. This is when the content for my book began to trickle through my awareness and I started to see how things would begin to play out in creating the vision I was creating. I spent weekends at coffee shops and walking around Downtown Los Angeles in complete allowing-mode to give space for my vision to continue to unfold.

  4. I almost quit in May. I got back onto that fence and faced the ‘Universal Double Check’ moment (which I believe happens in every leap). Up until this point, there was still an out. I could still choose to turn back and take the safer route. I had all the thoughts of, “I’ve had a shitty, unfulfilling job before. I could easily do it again. Maybe I’ll move to New York City and get into finance….” The Universe wanted to make sure my commitment to my vision was not only still intact, but that it was solid before I made the actual leap. Luckily, instead of bailing, I doubled down by committing to hiring a marketing team and increased my efforts towards my goal (but not without loads of crying, questioning, and massive, paralyzing indecision!).

  5. It wasn’t until mid-June that my actual leap occurred. I faced the moment where I was on the edge of the plane looking down at the Earth below, screaming all the expletives, feeling the wind hit my face at 100 mph, and letting go into the free fall.

 

Now, this isn’t just a singular viewpoint of the leap process. It’s one that I’ve seen play out again and again over the last 15 years, plus one that I have supported loads of women through, and one that I’ve discussed at length with some of the most amazing people to walk this planet.

 

What I’ve seen, due to the misconception of the process, is that most people quit before they even make it to the leap. The doubt creeps in too much. The results don’t come quickly enough. Their community overwhelms them by placing discouragement onto their vision. They perceive the ‘Universal Double Check’ as a sign that they’re going in the wrong direction. And then when the ante is upped and they face the actual leap…. It’s just all too much.

 

The thing about the leap process is that there is almost always an escape hatch available to you every step of the way.

 

But what I’ve found is that the more you can integrate a heightened awareness into the process and understand the psychology behind what you’re experiencing, the probability for bailing decreases and the probability for a full, complete leap increases.

 

The question is…. When you leap, will you make it through the entire process to see the fruits of your labor birthed into the world?