You're standing on the edge of the diving board. The leap is clear. Will you take it?
Seth Godin is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author and teacher. His wisdom can be applied to life and work. This week he blogged about being fearless.
Let’s say you’re at the swimming pool. You climb the stairs, step to the end of the diving board and peer over the edge. You stand there in the moment between not-diving and diving, you notice the surface of the water looks far away.
The leap is clear. We can see it and we can feel it. In day to day life, we have worked to eliminate that feeling. Organizations and marketers and friends work hard to have it happen gradually instead. An incremental, almost invisible creep along a slippery slope, until the next thing we know we’re in a rut, or bored, or ill.
We’ve constructed a life where we rarely leap (new job!) and most of the time, we coast or fade or increment our way forward. It might be worth investing the effort into turning some of your decisions back into leaps.
Are you coasting in life/work/love? Are you stuck in a rut? What leap will you take today?