When I was 15, I signed up to go to Europe with a group of 237 music ambassadors across the state of Kansas. We were all in high school and I’m not certain but I’m going to guess that I was the only one who obtained a loan for $3,300 for the trip without their parents knowing. What can I say? A whole lot of audacity, a little over zealous action and connections from coming from a town of 1,500 people is quite the recipe for making big decisions. I didn’t know how the trip would go. I’d never been away from home longer than a week every summer for 4-H camp or further away than my grandparents house, a short 3 hour drive from my own. I’d never flown in an airplane, much less half way across a continent and an ocean. But I had faith and a burning in my soul that I needed to do this. I had no idea that 15 years later, I would repeat this over-zealous action inspired move by taking a trip to Egypt to meet my future in-laws but both would be the best decisions I ever made!
This is the first of many stories I can count in my life where I took giant, bold, boisterous leaps of faith and left so many people around me thinking I was certifiably insane. But you know what? They didn’t pay my bills, raise my son, live my life, have the experiences I had or have an opinion that was going to change my life in any way, shape or form. Not one of those bold moves I regret. Not one of them left me in a worse state and every single one of those big moves taught me a ridiculous amount about myself, my capabilities and the fact that you don’t always have to have a how, just a why and no back up plan.
You read that right. No back up plan. When you have a plan B, no matter how “committed” you say you are to the primary dream you haven’t decided with 100% certainty that you’re going to make it work. You aren’t making a faith based decision. Did you know that the word “decide” has Latin roots that mean “to cut off”? Literally, we’re talking about a word that means to have all other options off the table when you decide that your plan is going to work.
From a religious standpoint, it’s also a testament of your faith in God. When you feel particularly called to do something, you take action and move. You’re putting your faith in God that he’s got you. He’s going to make it work for you. Still skeptical? Thinking “Ok, Kam but some things in my life haven’t worked out.” What? Like divorce, jobs that you hated, cities you moved to and moved away from? Did you learn anything from those experiences? Can you look back and see that one experience gave you the tools you needed for the next experience and so on? Maybe the outcome wasn’t what you had hoped, but the experience still worked out for you. You got what you were supposed to get from it.
What separates you from those who have millions in their bank account, beach houses and their name on the side of a building? Decision. They’ve decided that they have what it takes to make it all come true. They’ve decided that even if they don’t know “how” it’s going to happen, it will. Their “why” for going big is there and that’s what they focus on every single day. They decide to grow. They decide to take action on the calling God’s given them. They decide to wake up early and put in the work to get it done. They decide to grow themselves and to give more than they receive to this world. They decide that waking up every day on fire for what they do, for making an impact in this world is worth so much more than waking up dreading the day and living for the weekend. Every day is a Saturday morning to those who have found their calling. Every day is another opportunity to do something great and they decide to use each day to the best of their ability.
If you are sitting on the fence and needing help with a decision, go to my website and book a 10 minute strategy call. If you know you want to be great in this world and just aren’t sure what that looks like, get into my 6 month program that’s open until Wednesday night (2/12) at midnight. It’s a biblically based approach to giving you stunning clarity on God’s calling for your life. I open it twice a year and have watched this program transform so many lives! Age, race, experience, stage of life, none of this matters. All are welcome and will leave knowing what God called them to do specifically. If this intrigues you, even a little- click here. You’re one decision away from changing your life!