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Leap of Faith
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.”
Life is full of choices. Sometimes when you are not sure what decision is the best one to make it might just take a leap of faith on your part and just do it. Today’s quote by author Ray Bradbury reminds us of this that sometimes we just have to jump off that imaginary cliff, jump off and build our wings in order to fly.
This quote actually has us make two decisions. We can choose to go to the edge of the cliff and do one of two things: first, stay there and decide to do nothing. This means you are fine with the status quo or your current situation. The thing you need to realize that by doing nothing you in fact made a decision. Now if you decided to jump off that cliff this means you are all in with the decision you are making. You are committed.
The second decision lies in deciding whether you will just continue to fall or build those wings in order to fly. Sometimes we make a decision but have no follow through so in essence it falls flat and goes no where. Don’t allow things to fall flat in your life. Make it happen. You took a leap of faith to take that risk to make the initial decision to do something now take that risk even further and figure out a way to make your decision and what it entails come true. You can only do that by building those imaginary wings that Bradbury is referring to. As we know the purpose of wings is to keep us not only balanced but more importantly provide us that lift we need or that stability in flight. The flight of our lives.
If we choose not to build those wings we are deciding to crash and burn then. We are ignoring our innate ability to fly because it is that flight is the flight of our lives. It is a flight we are all on. Each of our destinations are different but all serve a purpose. So make the decision to take that leap of faith, build those wings and give yourself the opportunity to soar to new heights.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?
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