2/21/12 – Take the leap

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“Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.” – Kobi Yamada

New things are scary. I can speak for myself when I say that I have held back from doing or saying things in my life out of fear of the unknown, fear of judgement, fear of rejection, fear of getting hurt, fear of failure. All of these things can be super scary if you let your mind go there. The thing is, you never know the outcome of anything unless you try. Like they say, “The worst thing someone can say is ‘no.'” You have to try, you have to take the leap, because it’s worth knowing the outcome, good or bad. If not, you’ll always wonder ‘what if?’

I was reading through my quotes today and there are so many that say the same thing as this one, just in a different way. Comes to show how important this is. If we spend our life focusing on the negative of what could be or what could happen, we lose out on actually experiencing the rush of the leap into the unknown. We only live once! So, take the leap, learn to fly in the process. The wings you have can’t help you fly unless you open them and let them try. This all reminds me of the song, “Standing Outside the Fire” by Garth Brooks. You can find the video and song linked below. Great song!

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