I recently met with a gifted new yoga teacher who wanted to talk about how to identify and secure private clients. I gave him the same answer I received when seeking similar guidance from mentors at the beginning of my own journey: make yourself available, and the opportunities will arise.
At the time, the answer was utterly unsatisfying. I wanted a formula to follow. I was looking for a matrix I could fill out and boxes I could check when steps were completed. And in the absence of something more concrete, I began to doubt my hopes and plans.
But in the intervening months, the guidance has proven true. While I am still early in my journey, I have been amazed by what happens when I let go of metrics and expectations and simply walk the path before me with open eyes. Opportunities continue to arise, and almost as soon as one door closes, another opens.
This holds true in the stories shared by the men and women who have been featured in the Trailblazers interview series. They have reinforced the idea that you can never be 100 percent certain about ANYTHING, and at some point you simply must decide whether or not you are willing to step out in faith and pursue your dream.
Is there a dream you have put on hold because of uncertainty? What destination could you reach if you took a leap of faith today?