Leap!

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how...The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
— Agnes de Mille
 Chasing the sunset at San Leandro Marina.

Chasing the sunset at San Leandro Marina.

I like to ask why. Why are we doing it this way? There's an easier way. There's a more efficient way. One that makes more sense. Why do we continue when everyone knows it's not working?

The worst answers I hear are, "Because it's always been done that way." "Because so-and-so told us we had to."

The most innovative companies and individuals leap. They are encouraged to leap. It's what gets our projects and our ideas off the ground. Leaping fuels innovation, it's sparked by creativity and faith. It's the cornerstone for creating meaningful and thrilling work. 

The existing power structures want to protect the status quo. To them, leaping is dangerous. With leaping comes the possibility of change, of the unknown. Staying stagnant and predictable seems safer. Has less risk.

If you want to make change happen, you must leap. 

Are you leaping? In your art, in your business, in your work? Leaping is a practice. It's best done repeatedly. Instead of asking why, ask why not?

Then do it.