Everything you need to fly


“Leap, and the net will appear.”  ~  John Burroughs

How do you feel about this quote? While inspirational and positive, it has never fully resonated with me. My impression was always one of passivity – dropping safely into a net when the outcome doesn’t pan out the way you want it to.

This is not about avoiding failure at all costs. And it’s not about doing it all yourself.  It’s just that “failure” – whatever that means for you – is an important part of your success. “Failing” is neither “falling” nor “flailing”.

The moment you consciously acknowledge a nudge toward new possibilities – when old belief systems start fitting as comfortably as a horsehair shirt dipped in swamp slime – that’s the moment you start to grow wings. Before the leap.

You already have everything you need to fly. Leave the safety net to others.