Fav Quote Friday: Baby Steps...Or Giant Leaps Of Faith?

"Don't be afraid to take a big jump if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in 2 small jumps."

~David Lloyd George


  1. I took a big leap (risk) for me, today. I hope the results are good. We shall see.

  2. Bravo MikeB! I hope so too!
    But remember, even if the results are not what you hoped for, know that every time you take a risk like that, you empower yourself, you grow and you learn! Hoping for the best results for you! (and look forward to a follow-up)

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    Here is the follow-up: My risk was "letting go" and trusting that the fence being built by my contractor would come out "good enough," even though I was giving up my input to the project. I had been suggesting this and suggesting that, and the contractor was starting to get annoyed. The contractor and his worker were clearly not paying attention to some common sense things I had requested, so that I had to request them again, several times. I finally took my wife's advice (she is the smart one in the family) and let go. "It's only a fence," she said. And she is right. There are so many other things that are much more important, and intellectually I know that. So the day which started with me backing off in the morning, letting the contractor do his thing without my input, I felt so much more relaxed. I stayed in the house, variously checking emails, reading blogs, paying bills, watching a little TV, and getting things done that I needed to get done. I looked out a couple of times to see the progess, and to see if the contractor and his helper wanted some water, coke, etc., but not to give advice or interfere.

  4. Well, the fence came out "good enough." The new door and lock were "good enough," although yesterday the brand new (and very expensive) lock began to malfunction (after only two months of owning it); that's one more thing for me to work on. Oh, well, here we go again. Wish me luck.

  5. MikeB - hello! I am impressed with your intentions to let go and let be! Good for you!!
    (and your wife sounds like a wise woman!)
    Good to hear the fence project went well enough.
    But I would now see if either the contractor and/or the manufacturer will stand behind their 'brand new and very expensive' lock, and repair or replace the malfuncioning one! I do wish you good luck...and a dose of patience as well!