If you wait for a guarantee…you’ll keep waiting!

Hi Friends!

Have you ever waited for a guarantee before taking action? You get a great idea that fills you with joy, and you tell yourself, “As soon as I know for sure it’s going to work out, then I’ll take action.”

The truth is that you’re not going to get a guarantee. You need to take a leap of faith. You have to trust that everything will work out, one way or another.

There may be twists and turns along the way, and you may be led in a different direction. As long as you keep following the path your heart most desires, you will succeed.

Sonia Choquette says this beautifully in her book, Your Heart’s Desire. She refers to waiting for guarantees as being a control freak. Here’s a quote from the book (I especially like the last sentence):

“Being a control freak means that you want guarantees of success before you take a risk. It means you want to avoid all potential injury or disappointment before you try. It means needing to know you’ll succeed before you even begin. But above all, it means failure, because the kind of assurance the control freak wants is an earned gift, the product of courage and risk, which cannot be attained in advance.”

Forget the guarantees. Take the leap. Trust yourself and trust the Universe. You are more powerful and capable of greatness than you realize.

It’s Your Turn!

In what area of your life have you been waiting for a guarantee? What one action are you going to take today to move toward your dream? Share your experience in the comments below.

Many blessings to you!


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  • Shugofa

    Yay. This was exactly the prompt I needed. I’ve always wanted to learn Japanese, but never have found the purpose to do it. It is definitely one of my heart’s desires. I tried a while back, but gave up after 6 months, now I’m trying again and find I really need to do this. I’ve been waiting for signs and such, yet never found anything specific. So now I will definitely recommence in learning this language. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Hi Shugofa! My brother loves Japanese, too! I’m so glad you’re feeling inspired again! You can do it!!!

  • Ray

    This is everything that I needed to hear. I’ve been waiting around to “make sure” a decision would be best for me. I’ve recently been saying “I’ll just know when the time is right” but I’m starting to realize that the time is right now if I’m questioning myself so much. One thing that I need to work on is asking for reassurance from the guides before making decisions – I should start trusting myself or at least turning within first; this article was posted with divine timing for me! Thanks 🙂

    • http://MelanieJadeRummel.com/ Melanie Jade Rummel

      Yea! I’m so glad to hear it! I love those synchronicities 🙂 It’s great to remind ourselves that it’s safe to move forward with an idea. If it doesn’t work the way we expect, we can always make a different decision at that point. We are free to experiment and grow, as long as we allow ourselves to. Thank you for letting me know you liked this article, Ray. I wish you all the best with your new step forward! – Melanie 🙂