Leap or step?

I am thinking of making an approach to an outlet. There are three ways it could go; it could be unsuccessful, which is fine; it could be successful, which is also fine; or it could be successful and change the way I view the work I’m doing, which may be fine or may definitely not be. A conundrum.

So then a podcast episode by artist Miriam Schulman cropped up where she talked about not feeling ready. Do we ever feel really ready, she questioned. Was this part of the ‘take the leap and grow wings on the way down’ type of approach? It sounded exciting and something that, on those good days, would be eminently do-able or even must do-able! I was amused that such an episode should air at just the right time. I smiled!

Following that, in a completely unrelated place, I read that research indicates we learn best from a position of knowledge from where we take deliberate steps. We build on our previous learning a piece at a time. I rolled my eyes that such a paragraph should come along at just the same time. I smiled, wryly this time.

Back to the conundrum. Back to weighing up the risk in the decision.

I haven’t solved anything yet. Still thinking. Sorry to leave you hanging!!

Until later,


6 thoughts on “Leap or step?

  1. Oh Kirsten,

    So please, please watch this one, and pay particular attention around the 8min30sec mark – it’s great! Love this guy… see where it fits in, and what kinda smile you have now!

    Also, killer hair in your pic – I’d forgotten what a lift a good head of hair can give: cheers to the fiber-y, magical stuff!


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  2. Go on…..take the leap. I am with you all the way! You are okay with the possibility of not being successful, so I say, why not leap in? AnneXx


  3. I’ve seen a lot of psychology about how, as mammals, we are genetically made to be guided by fear and/or sex. And every day that seems more true. As we get older people become more afraid of change. Also, as an example, Bill Gates posted a great study on Twitter about 5 days ago about the disconnect between our levels of fear of likely and unlikely dangers.


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