Your leadership journey will bring you to places you’ve never imagined. Choices will be placed in front of you. And you’ll have to make decisions.
The time will come when you’ll have to decide whether or not you’ll jump.
Last summer I was able to experience my first trip whitewater rafting. It was an amazing time in West Virginia. Good friends, a great guide, and a crazy storm made the trip memorable.
And there’s one more event during the trip that made it memorable. During a stop, we were offered the chance to climb to a ledge jutting over the river. From there, we could jump.
At river level, the ledge didn’t look high. Maybe 20 feet. As I ascended the rockface the ledge seemed to grow further and further away. Once I got to the ledge, it seemed I was over 100 feet in the air.
This is where the moment of truth came. Do I jump or do I go back down? I had a decision to make.
I chose to jump and I don’t regret the decision.
The Leadership Jump
There will be times in your leadership when you feel you’re out of your league. You’ve bitten off more than you could chew. That you can’t make the leap.
Truth is you can do it. As long as you know you’ve prepared the way.
It’s always scariest as you’re looking at what you’re jumping into. Our vision gets distorted and we see things out of perspective.
Only after you’ve jumped will the true perspective come into view. The difficulty level will greatly decrease. The pain will be less than imagined. The success will give you a great feeling than you expected.
And once you take the leadership jump, you’ll be amazed at the joy you’ll experience. You’ll realize you’ve accomplished something others only wish they could do. You’ve made a move into the next level of leadership.
The choice to jump is up to you.
Take the risk. Make the jump. Launch yourself into a new realm of leadership!
Question: What have you been avoiding that you need to jump into today? Do it and then share how you moved forward in the comment section below.