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Take a Leap-of-Faith, One Step at a Time

Updated: Sep 12, 2018


You can not cross the gap without taking a leap of faith.

You can not keep going unless you take one step at a time.

(c) flickr | Zhao | Leap of Faith

The other day, we had a discussion about making change.

The topic was a how to make a change (lose wait, take up jogging, learn a language) - and make it stay.

For the purpose of this thread, I'll take losing weight as an example.

The two sides of the discussion were basically "take one small step at a time" or "take a leap of faith".

After lots of give-and-take which I'll spare you, I believe the answer is:

Take a Leap-of-Faith, One Step at a Time

I'll explain:

  • If you only take a leap-of-faith, you risk "biting off more than you can chew", and give up too soon.

  • If you only take one-step-at-a-time, you risk progressing too-little-too-slow, not feel or see any difference, and as a result, give up too soon.

So do both.

You initial resolution must be made of both parts:

  1. Take a leap of faith, making a larger-than-you-thought-you-can-do commitment, which will get you started down a path when you'll see an immediate difference.

  2. Take one step at a time, making a commitment on a regular-schedule a many small steps, that will "nail" in the commitment and keep the change going and growing.

Take a Leap-of-Faith, One Step at a Time

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