Recently, I did a writing assignment along with the adult students I tutor. We were talking about the goals they have set for themselves. I gave them a quote with a photo of someone skydiving and ten minutes to write about it. The quote was, ” Success requires a jump! No jump! No reward! “ I’ve added a bit more to the original piece. Here is my take on what that quote means to me.
In life we all have to jump. Jumping is taking a leap when we don’t know where the landing is. In life we must take chances, even if we are afraid. Courage builds as we fight self doubt and self defeating thoughts.
I’ve taken many jumps in life. I’ve taken exams, taken classes and pursued work that scared me. I was especially fearful, yet driven when people told me I couldn’t do it. Never tell me I can’t do something, I will then do everything I can to prove you wrong. I’m a hard headed Capricorn. I am ambition driven.
I jumped after a heart attack and gathered the strength to go to cardiac therapy on days I couldn’t gather much energy. Even, the therapists said I was in bad shape and looked exhausted for months. I’m getting stronger and getting my energy back. My goal was healing and returning as a tutor. I knew the students needed me and I knew I could help them.
I jump towards my goals. I jump to find balance in my life. I jump everyday when I get out of bed. I jump to get where I want to go, every moment of the day. No one succeeds standing still.
You must jump to get all the things in life that you desire. You can’t listen to others voices. You must hear your own. Winning is my goal.
I have to pursue goals with the heart of a lion, who defeats all other animals in the jungle. I have to fight to be successful. I have to try and take risks. I can not be successful. without jumping every chance I get.
I may win or I may get disappointed. Disappointments happen but they prepare me for something better. I won’t limit myself, even when I’m afraid.
I will get back to writing and musing in this blog more often. It’s really been a long time.