Mind the gap when you take that jump. Don’t ever let it stop you, but don’t forget it’s there. Precautions may have to be taken to ensure your survival, but you’ll make it through because you are stronger than your adversaries. You’re still here, and still breathing, so you’ve already been beating them your whole life.
“But I’m only alive because I never took the risk and never jumped.”
You’re not alive. You are surviving, but that’s it. You have no purpose, and therefore you merely exist. Take the jump. If you fall, someone will catch you. There is always a net, even if it’s only a centimeter away from rock bottom. If you are passionate about something, you can make it no matter what. Nothing will be able to stop you. Keep moving, and one day you’ll get there.
We’ve all had our share of dark days. You can’t get to the good ones without them. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and the same can be said for positive and negative moments in life. As long as you keep moving forward, everything will balance out. The only thing you never want to be is numb; where you can’t feel the swings back and forth from good to bad, just a constant, monotonous, indescribable depression, in which you don’t even feel sad, just lacking in motivation to do anything.
If you take the first step and leap, you will stay alive. If you are passionate, you will thrive. Embrace every moment, and keep moving forward every day. You are capable, and you will do it.
“And with every broken bone, I swear I lived”
-One Republic, “I Lived.” Native
Once you’ve made it to the other side of the canyon, remember those on the other side, and give them the same advice. Mind the gap, but not too much.