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Steve Harvey took time between commercial breaks during his talk show to give a mini-motivational speech for his audience.

Harvey pointed out that his Floor Manager first started working at Magic Johnson’s theater, sweeping floors in high school. Today, he’s running the Steve Harvey Show.

“Your dream is free, the hustle is sold separately. And that’s so true, you can never give up,” Harvey said. “God wants us all to do the gift that He put in us.”

Harvey went on to tell his audience about the importance of perseverance and refusing to let go of your dreams. Sometimes, you just have to take the leap of faith.

“When you jump, the parachute’s not going to be open right away…but it ain’t going to open if you don’t jump,” Harvey said.

In Harvey’s book, “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance,” he reveals the power of jumping – using imagination, faith and hard work to make our visions a reality. He also helps readers engage the Divine Spirit within themselves to find their life’s desire and make their life’s vision a reality. Faith, Harvey explains, can work miracles in our daily lives.

“Once you jump, God will take it from there. He will place you in positions to learn important lessons that will prepare you for the next stage of your life – your next jump,” Harvey said. “He will also reward you with abundant blessings along your journey.”

Nobody knows this better than Harvey. He had to take multiple major jumps in his life before he could be in the place he’s in today.

“God gave me a vision for my life, and that was to be on television,” Harvey said. “In order for me to get there, my journey included flunking out of college, being laid off from my job, being homeless for three years, going through two divorces, and owing the IRS tons of money because of horrible advice. In dealing with each one of these setbacks, I chose to jump.”

For Harvey, leaving a dead-end job to go on the road as a comedian wasn’t about taking a blind risk; it was a leap necessary for him ultimately to live the abundant life God wanted for him. The only way for you to have an abundant life is to rise up off those cliffs and to keep jumping.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait for the right time in order to achieve these dreams. We don’t have to wait until our credit is together to jump. We don’t have to wait until we’ve lost ten pounds to jump. We don’t have to wait until our children finish school to jump. The perfect time to jump is always now, Harvey said.

“There are always people lying in their graves who wished they’d had just one more day to use the gifts they had,” Harvey said. “If you’re able-bodied and breathing, that means that God has more for you.”

Don’t be afraid to fail or have setbacks in the process. Even if you try something for the first, second, third or even fourth time and it doesn’t work out just how you planned it, you have to keep jumping. The beautiful part of all of this is that God allows for second chances every day.

Harvey explains that there is abundant life waiting for all of us once we’re ready to take that leap of faith – that career we’ve been dream about, the house we’ve always wanted, the doors of the business we’ve always wanted – all of these things are on the other side of the jump. There’s only one way you’re going to get to the life God has envisioned for you.

Are you ready to jump?

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