Leap and the wind will catch you…

19 Apr

I was reading the most excellent blog of Michael Hyatt this morning where he discussed the importance of “actively” following your dream. He quoted American naturalist John Burroughs who said… “Leap and the net will appear.”

We leap when we have a dream to create anything and we actually put pen to paper, or we pick up that phone, or we write that resignation letter. As Michael Hyatt so aptly put it… provision often follows risk (leaping), perhaps it happens this way because other people need to see that we are 100% serious before they themselves “leap” and follow.

Whilst provision often follows the “leap” there is unfortunately no guarantee, and the concrete is hard when you hit the pavement from the 33rd floor, that is why I trust not in the safety net far below (provision) but instead I trust in the wind that will blow me where-ever it chooses.

We leap towards our dreams with open hands, for the wind (God?), will take us places that we never could have imagined; to places more beautiful than our dreams, and sometimes to dark places… through dark valleys drenched with the shadows of death… but always through them.

Leaping is as much about journey as it is about your dream, and your journey is all about the wind.

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4 Responses to “Leap and the wind will catch you…”

  1. Emiliy April 20, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    My god. Geoff, you are SO awesome. Had a terrible day and the only thing that would help is your blog. So I typed geofftalbot.wordpress.com into my firefox and there it is: The most consoling and encouraging blog I’ve probably ever read. Thanks so much!

    • geofftalbot April 20, 2011 at 11:32 am #

      Thanks Emily… your comment just lifted my spirits no end. I hope your day improves friend

  2. Gavin April 19, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    A most excellent analogy. I think most people would relate to the wind philosophy. Who hasn’t felt like they were being blown somewhere unknown at some point, I know I have.

    It’s a pretty frightening sensation if you’re used to feeling in control of things but it can also be extremely liberating. Especially when you realise all you need to do is provide a gentle directional nudge. With a little focus you can really let the wind work for you.

    • geofftalbot April 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

      thanks for your honesty Gavin… Many of us totally relate

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