Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Taking Chances

Sometimes in life we have to take chances. But how brave are we to chuck it all away and take that step over the cliff and how do we know that it is time to take that leap of faith.

I guess I've been lucky that when it has been time to take a different path, the Universe has somehow forced me onto that road.

This afternoon my daughter called to say that she was ready to take a leap of faith.

For a few minutes the very human tendency to resist came in and I tried to reason with her that chucking it all away may not be a good option. She was determined and I relented.

Then sitting quietly and pondering on it, my instincts told me she was on the right track.

Sometimes in life we have to take chances. How often have you taken that leap of faith?

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34 comments:

  1. A few times. And it's scary. But when things work out, you're so happy you took the leap. And when they don't, you can reason that you would never know if you hadn't tried.

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    1. So true Lollipop. Usually my meter is based on what I'll regret more - doing and going wrong or not doing at all.

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  2. I took leaps several times. But each time, I thought long and hard to make sure that it was what I wanted and that it was for the best, regardless of the outcome.

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    1. The trick is not to regret any action. You summed that up so well Jgifederizo.

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  3. Leap of faith is much needed, Suzy.
    May God guide us. But, then 'God helps those who help themselves' :)

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    1. So true Anita. May we always be guided. God helps all of us, Whether we accept that help however is up to us.

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  4. Yes, it is better if you try and fail than not to have tried at all!

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    1. True Vidya. After all fortune favours the bold.

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  5. When my first marriage broke up, I left my homeland and traveled to the other side of the world to begin again. I've established a home with my new husband and never regret my move for one moment.

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    1. Now that was truly a huge step Francene. Glad it all turned out well in the end.

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  6. Quite a few number of times. From choosing my academic courses, to choosing a completely different career, to choosing the love of my life over everything else. We definitely have to take chances in life to know what's right or wrong.

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    1. You summed it up nicely Rekha. We can't always walk the straight and narrow.

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  7. A few times, but I'm not as brave as I should be. As someone else said, "you never know unless you try". I hope it works out well for your daughter, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm with you, not that brave either. Thank goodness the Universe doesn't leave me a choice otherwise I may never take that step.

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  8. I have done it a couple of times, it is exhilarating. Best of luck to her for her new path and to you too.

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    1. Thanks Sulekkha. It's a brave soul who can take that unknown path.

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  9. I went skydiving when I was younger and I also moved out west. Also my choice of career which has been both satisfying and terrifying.

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    1. How exciting Awomanmyage. I think if I had the opportunity when I was younger I may have gone skydiving but now I think I'll keep my feet firmly planted on the ground. Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. I think watching someone take a leap of faith might be harder than taking it yourself.

    I took a leap of faith at 17, and have never ever regretted it.

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    1. Glad your leap of faith worked Mali. Maybe watching someone dear to you take that leap of faith maybe harder.

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  11. It's scary and yet, worthwhile to take a chance. At the end of the day, we only regret those chances we didn't take {Yep, totally borrowed that quote from somewhere}. I've taken several chances --- the biggest probably was coming to Australia by myself at 21.

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    1. True Sanch. Regret is a good meter to make decisions by. I know that when I have a tough one to make I use the regret factor as a gauge to do or not do.

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  12. I took a leap of faith with our adoption and holy moly it was the best jump I ever made!

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    1. Congratulations Northern Star. Glad you leap of faith was a good one. Wishing you many awesome leaps of faith.

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  13. Good for your daughter being brave and taking that leap of faith. I tend to play it safe and not take a lot of chances. When I do, it's so exhilarating and life changing. Doesn't happen that often though and then I feel a bit stagnant. Guess it's good to be shaken up and take that leap now and then.

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    1. Thanks Cat. I'm the same I try to take the safe route. It's a good thing the Universe forces my hand.

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  14. Always listen to your instincts and take that leap of faith. It worked well for me. And whenever I went with others wishes it didn't go well. All the best to your daughter, Suzy. :)

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    1. Thanks Vinitha. Yep, instincts are usually right.

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  15. I have done it many times too but could not have done so without the staunch support of your family. I can understand why you were trying to convince your daughter otherwise.

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    1. Thanks Rachna. You are so right that when we have a good support system, leaps of faith are easier to make. Having a plan B helps too.

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  16. Interesting post Suzy. Often. I've often taken that leap of faith, wondering if it's a case of 'fools rush in where angel's fear to tread'. But it invariably turns out ok.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. I think if you were rushing in where angel's fear to tread, your instinct would pull you back. Keep making those leaps and have the faith.

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  17. Totally Agreed with your Suzy, Sometime to achieve what our heart desires we have to take chances whether big or small, risk is risk and we should not shy from taking it!

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    1. You said it well Nibhz. We shouldn't shy of taking a risk though it should be a calculated one.

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