Take a leap in the dark

DSCN0800Have you ever set out without knowing where you are going and finally you got somewhere that you liked? Along the way you asked questions and found your way.

Often you are told not plunge or leap in the dark. In other words, you are told not to set out on a journey without knowing where you are going. Isn’t this type of thinking limiting? I say it is.

John Wolfgang Von Goethe says, “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.”

It is not in all cases that you know where you are going before you set out. People get into planes everyday knowing their destination just by name. They have never been there. Yet, they are confident that they will get there. They know there is someone who knows and who will take them there.

Sometimes as a writer you just have to put your computer on and start to think of where to begin. Then the ideas will start to come; and sometimes they will flow faster than you imagined.

IMG_0164How many people start their blogs knowing exactly where they are going? Some do; but not all. There are some people who create their blogs not knowing what to blog about and along the way, they settle on some idea which turns out to be great. They end up as great bloggers.

In life, there are things you need to learn before you venture into them; but some, you have to plunge into them and learn how to do them as you go along.

Hear Sun Tzu:”When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.”

I encourage many people and they plunge into certain activities with very little knowledge of how to find their way in them; and they become really great there in the end. This shows that nothing should stop you from doing what you want to do.

Talking about film making James Cameron tells us,“You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it’s bad.”

I did not know where i was going when I started this post. The idea just came to my mind. But I did not know exactly what message to give out. Along the way, the word plunge came in. I looked up some quotes on plunge and here we are. Had I tried to work out everything before starting, maybe I would still have been trying to figure out how to write my introduction.

Start now! Plunge into it; and grow as you go. Start now! Plunge into it; and learn as you go.

“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience” (Henry miller).

The great American writer Henry David Thoreau once said, “we must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.”

Of course, if you can learn how to do it before you get into it, well and good. What is here is for those who sit idly by and do nothing about great opportunities which come their way Concentrateunder the pretext that they have not been trained in the field in question.

14 thoughts on “Take a leap in the dark

  1. I d like to tell something a great saint said “During a stormy night, with our headlights the guiding force we reach shelter and sometimes even better the best destination for us”

  2. It is funny, my Monday post will be about making decisions and not always knowing where they may lead. We just have to take a first step and see in the process where we set the next step. In the end even if we know where we want to go… we will never know if life has a detour in store.

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