I know how frightening it is to stand on the edge of a precipice that requires decisive action of such gravity that you know there are going to be severe repercussions.
It’s the sort of fear that roots you to the spot and makes your stomach feel as though it were being wrung out like a dirty dishcloth.
Braving up to face life-altering situations is arduous and it consumes more than an ounce of your flesh as you prepare for it, regardless of how much you believe a change needs to take place. Here are three ways to get started.
Focus on a role model: think of someone who has faced up to their worst nightmare and lived to fight another day; you too will overcome what lies ahead.
Accept the fear: it will fuel you with adrenaline and help you with your immediate needs.
Think backwards, think forwards, move forwards: ask yourself seriously, can you live as you are now or have things simply got to change? Trust your gut and be drawn towards the safest choice.
And remember, whatever you do, you don’t have to do it alone. Ask a close friend to stand beside you and remain safe at all times; brighter times are just around the corner.