What Are Six Lessons You Can Learn From Jumping In Order To Become Successful?

1231200696-jumpquotes2“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” -Benjamin Franklin

Keep this in mind when it comes to the opportunities that are in front of you.

There are plenty of opportunities that exist in front of us daily. Whether it is finding employment, love, money, or even an adventure, the opportunities are there in front of us. At the same time, the fears and concerns are there.

Today’s inspiration is all about seeing what you will do with the opportunities that are in front of you. First, we must answer the following four questions:

  1. What does it mean to jump?

  2. What are five reasons why people fear jumping at opportunity?

  3. What two choices do you have when it comes to your opportunities?

  4. What six lessons can you learn from jumping in order to become successful?

Now that we have the questions set up, let’s find the answers!

What does it mean to jump?

Merriam-Webster has allowed me to find the perfect definitions for this topic. To jump means:

  1. To start out or forward.

  2. To move energetically.

In order to jump at something, you got to make the decision to simply go!


What are five reasons why people fear jumping at opportunity?

There are plenty of reasons why a person would fear jumping at opportunity. Here are five reasons why a person would doubt taking that important leap:

  1. They may think they would be unsuccessful.

    • A person with this feeling would easily turn down any opportunity that has plenty of uncertainty and unknowns.
  2. They may fear that other people will think negatively about the opportunity.

    • A person who is concerned about the negativity of others will ultimately let that negativity breed inside of them and either quit or never try.
  3. They may not think it is the right time or opportunity to act.

    • A person with this mentality will let opportunity after opportunity pass them by simply because not everything is in place.
  4. They may fear failure and embarrassment.

    • A person who has this feeling will demonstrate a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem that can prevent them from moving forward with faith and trust.
  5. They feel like nobody either understands or cares.

    • A person who feels this way may not trust in anyone or anything to help them when things may not go to plan.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are fearful of jumping at the opportunities that are in front you, then you cannot complain when someone actually jumps, takes the opportunities that were meant for you, and become successful.


What two choices do you have when it comes to your opportunities?

If you are looking at an opportunity in front of you right now, there are simply two options.

  1. Have faith and jump.

    • You can choose to simply do it.
    • You can trust in yourself, the resources that you have, and the plan set forth for you.
    • There are no guarantees that it will work, but by taking the jump, you at least give yourself a chance of experiencing the possibility of success.
  2. Stand still and let it pass.

    • You can choose to decline the opportunity and let it pass.
    • You may feel comfortable taking the opportunity and decide to remain safe until the right opportunity comes along.
    • There is no guarantee that the right opportunity may present itself, and depending on the outcome of passing on that opportunity, there may be questions of wonder and/or regret.

Which of these options sound like the best option? That will depend on what opportunity presents itself and what position you are in at the time. You must decide what is best for you and live with the consequences of your decision.


What six lessons can you learn from jumping in order to become successful?

I can recall taking the jump on June 14, 2016 with my first post Don’t Be A Dreamer, Be A Doer of Success! I was taking a jump into the land of blogging, and I had no clue where it would take me. I wrote daily and there were days where I was not getting any type of results. I just kept on writing and trusting in my ability to inspire and motivate. With time and patience, eventually things started to fall into place. Here are four of those successes below:

  1. I am closing in on two successful years of blogging where I have reached out to over 68,000 people and still counting.

  2. I have received opportunities to guest blog and even have my content reblogged on several sites.

  3. I have even received the opportunity to share my content with The Huffington Post.

  4. I am even a proud member of the International Bloggers Association.

I will say that none of this would have happened if I did not decided to jump initially. I often show my appreciation to everyone who has been involved in this process because it has been a team effort to get me here. As I continue to blog and deliver to you daily inspiration and motivation, I am always grateful to everyone who have been with me along the way since I decided to jump into blogging in June 2016.

Here are six important lessons you can take away from my story that can help you take that jump and become successful:

  1. You just have to take a chance on yourself and make the jump into the unknown.

    • You will not know what is possible or realistic unless you are willing to give yourself a chance and try.
  2. Once you jump, you have to trust in the process and never look back.

    • You got to keep looking forward to your destination, stick with your plan, and avoid going backwards.
  3. Do not let the down times bother you in the process.

    • It is easy to get down and stay down when things do not go your way, but it is important to deal with the moments and get back up in order to continue.
  4. Learn about yourself through the ups and the downs.

    • Each moment, whether up or down, will teach you things about yourself that you can use to make yourself better regardless of the ultimate outcome.
  5. Make sure to give thanks and share with others about your success.

    • Take the time to thank the people who have helped you along the way and bring light to how your success has impacted your life.
  6. Do not forget to teach what you know to others so that they can be successful.

    • Spread the knowledge and give other people the tools so that they have the chance to experience successes of their own.

If you can do all of this, you will be able to jump and become successful.



I encourage you to take some time and reflect on the opportunities where you have had the chance to take the jump and do something. Think about what you did and how that decision changed your life. You will find that some of your best moments in life featured you taking a jump and go all out in the process. Let’s remember that you will find that in jumping into any opportunity, there will be moments that will have you second guessing, but you got to let that jump to let you learn what you need to know along the way so that you can eventually learn how to fly and become successful.


I have a video from Steve Harvey that I would love for you to take a look at. Steve reminds you that you can choose to be safe, but you will never experience what will happen until you make the decision to jump.

In addition to the video, I have four questions in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:

  1. Can you recall a moment in your life where you decide to jump in and not look back?

  2. What made you decide to jump?

  3. How has your moment been since that moment?

  4. What would you recommend to someone about jumping at the opportunity to succeed?

Your answers and comment can help yourself or someone else realize that jumping at opportunity may be scary, but if you take it and have no regrets, you will give yourself a chance at becoming successful.



I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

5 thoughts on “What Are Six Lessons You Can Learn From Jumping In Order To Become Successful?

    • Thank you for your comment and insight Jackie! I appreciate and love that you jump at every opportunity because it shows you want to take advantage of whatever presents itself to you in order to succeed!


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