Trek Women
September 14, 2007

Leap already...

Leaper_2 Whenever I come across an interesting quote that somehow inspires me or makes me laugh, I like to write it on a post-it note and tack it to the bulletin board next to my desk at work. So, on this fine Friday, I thought I’d share some bulletin board wisdom from author, Cynthia Heimel:

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.”

I love this line because it reminds me to open myself up and take risks without worrying what other people think. Do I look before I leap? Sure, I’m not that foolish (and obviously I’m not talking about risks that could kill me). I do weigh the consequences of my actions.

But, when it comes right down to it, I’d rather wear a t-shirt with “I may do something idiotic at any moment” blazoned across my chest than one that says “afraid you’ll think I’m stupid.” At the very least, I’ll be entertaining and at the very most I could be taking a gigantic leap forward in my life. Without a doubt, I’m gonna jump.

P.S. Wondering who Cynthia Heimel is? She writes primarily for women; her book titles are hilarious including If You Can’t Live Without Me, Why Aren’t You Dead Yet? and When the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’ll be Me.

Comments

Laura,

Your blog is such an inspiration! Keep up the great work! If you're familiar with the musical "Wicked", you're Defying Gravity!

Posted by: Rhonda Budge | Sep 19, 2007 9:43:13 AM

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