Take The Leap

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Asia was going bungee jumping. Here, you are lifted almost 200 feet off the ground by a little platform, your feet are tied together to a cord, and you are then told to jump off the platform, eventually being caught by your feet. In theory it’s completely safe, there are no obstacles to hit, there is no sudden stop, dozens of people do it every day with no incident. However, when you are at the top of the platform looking down, and being told to jump off, being told "in theory it is safe" does not do much to reassure you that things will work out.

Sometimes in life, we just do not know what is going to catch us, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to take a big leap anyway. Maybe it’s moving somewhere new, knowing that you really want to live there. Maybe it’s leaving a job that is making you miserable, even though you don’t know anything about the next job. Maybe it’s leaving a relationship which isn’t working even though there are no "prospects" on the horizon. When all we have left to stand on is a tiny platform, it may just be time to take a leap and trust that something is going to catch you. The free fall may be scary, and may be unknown, but eventually you end up in a much better place.

Take the leap. Once in awhile it’s good to just leave what isn’t working and trust that things will work out down the road. It’s a risk worth taking.

P.S. Here is a video of me after the leap!

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