Quote of the Week – Leap of Faith

16 Jun



“Leap and the net will appear” ~ Zen Saying

This saying has its origins in the ‘Zen’ school of thought, which means ‘meditation’ in Japanese. So it’s quite apt for this weekly series of musings. The quotes are handpicked from various sources with a view to apply their knowledge and insight. I hope they inspire as well as broaden your horizon.

This week’s quote is all about faith. It resonates well with the words of Martin Luther King, that is:

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

We’re all blessed with remarkable talents but negative emotions often inhibit our true potential. Yet the road to progress starts with just one small step, call it BELIEF. Whatever the goal believe you can reach it and then act upon it, you’ll be sure to find the way.

How? Here’s a good way to start – commit to one ‘leap’ per day. Talk to someone you’ve never met, learn a new skill, apply for your dream job or even ask that girl out : ) Before long, these daily leaps will add up and become second nature. It builds the bridges that will lead to your success. Talent itself is never enough, but alongside faith, perseverance and self-motivation it gives a winning formula.

How often have you procrastinated about doing something? Opportunities are ever present but only if we’re willing to take them. As one great hockey-player put it, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take’. We’ll do well to realise then, the art is invariably in the start!

What leap will you make today?

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3 Responses to “Quote of the Week – Leap of Faith”

  1. Douja June 17, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    Beautiful! You must be able to fall in order to be caught, love this 🙂

    • Atticus June 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      Hey Douja, glad you found it meaningful = )


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