I have a confession to make.
I am the opposite of doubt.
The opposite of waiting.
The mirror image of leaping.
The twin flame of jumping.
I am a jumper.
Fear motivates me.
The unknown calls me.
The jungle invites me.
I leap without seeing.
And I do without thinking.
I launched Second Firsts without thinking.
If I thought, I would never ever have done it.
This work is difficult.
Thank goodness I jumped without knowing.
I launched my non profit The Life Starters without thinking for more than 5 minutes. If I thought for 10 minutes I would have never invested in it.
I am doing the impossible with this. But since I jumped, I have to glide as long as I can, and I will glide and learn to fly.
Like an eagle.
I asked a boy out in college without even considering the possibility of him saying no.
He said no. I was so embarrassed.
I moved continents in a moment’s notice.
I said goodbye to good friends because it didn’t feel right anymore.
I loved deeply at a first glance. Again.
I never use the word BUT…
I never look for the problems.
Just all the goodness.
All the possibilities.
I have jumper cells and I jump without looking and sometimes I land.
And sometimes I don’t.
When I don’t land I glide, I glide elsewhere for another jungle, another love, another life.
I wasn’t always a jumper, in fact I spent many years worried about the most silly and insignificant things.
But then I met with death.
I saw him come in and take someone I love out.
In a split second.
Death jumped in my life and took someone with him.
Death was a jumper.
I had to catch up with him.
So I started taking risks, chances, loving, living, wanting, asking, having and knowing…knowing so much life.
Today I am going to ask you to leap and go in the jungle, in the unknown and live this day thinking about the possibilities and not the problems.
Live this day as a jumper, as a doer, a lover, a seeker, a maker.
Without knowing anything at all.
Call me careless.
Call me anything you want.
If I was not a jumper this Message would never be written, thousands of people would have never changed their lives.
And I would not be who I am today.
In service to you.
I just hope death lets me jump a few more times before he comes to take me, take me home.
With many leaps,
P.S. My friend Christine Hassler released her book Expectation Hangover this week.
I will be speaking in Vancouver on October 20th grab your tickets here.