Leap Challenge Day 29: Leap!

 

Leadership

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

– Henry David Thoreau

This is it. Leap Day. The day you’ve been looking forward to for at least a month—and probably for a lot longer than that. This is the day take a leap toward your dream.

Task #29: Let it rip!

If you’ve completed the first 28 tasks in this challenge, you are more than prepared to jump today with reckless abandon. You understand what you’re going after and why you’re going after it. You know the people you’ll need beside you. You’ve thought through how to best make your way. You’ve carefully considered the journey before you and prepared yourself to meet the challenges along the way.

What you don’t have:

  • The illusion that this will be easy.
  • The notion that you won’t have to sacrifice.
  • The delusion that everything will go according to plan.
  • The fantasy that this dream will come to you quickly.
  • The misconception that you can do it all alone.

What you do have:

  • An inescapable purpose that drives you.
  • An aspirational vision that draws you.
  • A host of people to support you.
  • A plan leading you from here to there.
  • And last—but not least—your eyes wide open.

After completing this challenge, you have every right to be bold. Don’t just shuffle across the start line—leap! Be confident. Be courageous. You’re ready…Go for it!

How did you leap today?

8 thoughts on “Leap Challenge Day 29: Leap!”

  1. Just created a 10-point outline for my project based on the content in my Leap Journal. This will very helpful as I start the plan I created because it gives me a place to plug in the material. Outlines just feel good, kind of like having a GPS in your car.

  2. Head first… :)  Started right in with the first task on my list.  And I think it will be done before the deadline I set.  Will begin to tackle the other 2 tasks that start on day one and run congruently right now!

    Thanks, Geoff – for the push!

  3. Geoff,

    I have been coaching with Senior Executives for a number of years and the work you’re doing to support and inspire better leadership is EXCELLENT. You have inspired me every day with this terrific idea of The Leap Challenge. I have shared your website / blog with all of my clients and being a True OHIO BROTHER…..a Real BUCKEYE fan for sure……I would expect nothing less than the work you do!
    Pete

    1. Pete – so glad you enjoyed the series. I had a lot of fun with it too—not the least of which involved seeing so many people develop & actually execute a viable plan to reach their dream. Can’t wait to hear the success stories.

      Thanks for the encouragement and…Go Buckeyes!

  4. Metaphorically speaking I stepped out of the airplane yesterday.  As I said in my first blog post http://norahringma.tumblr.com/post/18494041124/i-leaped-in-the-leap-challenge-today , if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have leaped.

    It was a leap of faith and the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  I am either going to land with a loud thud, in a big hurry, or my parachute, which you helped me to build, will deploy and take me on a really nice journey.  I hope my efforts will bring the latter.

    Thank you so much for the encouragement.  I appreciate it more than words can express.

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