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Jump, a Chestism

9 comments | December 4th, 2012

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"It's when you make the decision to jump, that the net appears." (Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way)

We've about worn this chestism thread bare over the years.  You agree or disgaree with it?  Is it inspiring, cock-eyed and foolhardy optimism that's bound to get someone hurt, or…what do you think?  is there a decision you need to make (or not make) that feels like a jump?  Why not make it?

9 comments

  • Missy

    Posted on August 31, 2011

    What I love about this is that it doesn’t take the responsibility off of us to do something. As opposed to good things come to those who wait (and sometimes that’s true0, this reminds us that good things come to those who act. Yay.

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  • Anna

    Posted on August 31, 2011

    What if the net doesn’t appear?

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    • OOC

      Posted on August 31, 2011

      A totally reasonable and human questions and concern, Anna. Candidly, we’ve got no good answer but to quote that lottery ad from years ago “you’ve got to be in it to win it.” Could you lose, fall, fail, get hurt? Yup, you bet. Can you fly if you don’t jump? Probably not. What are you most scared of?

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  • T.K.

    Posted on August 31, 2011

    I have a great job and a good career. I’ve been realizing lately that it is not what I want to do with the rest of my life though.

    I think about leaving my job and that probably means moving also and starting over somewhere less expensive than S.F. Some days I can’t tell which scares me more, staying where I am or trying something new.

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  • Jamie Grundin

    Posted on August 31, 2011

    I got more out The Artists’s Way then 3 years of therapy.

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  • Meagan

    Posted on August 31, 2011

    I really remember standing on a high diving board trying to make myself jump. I hated that feeling, but I loved the mastery I felt after getting through it. Gotta take risks, for sure.

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  • KSE

    Posted on February 7, 2012

    Jumping!!! Wish me luck.

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