Tuesday, 28 February 2012

What leap will you take this year?

Well February is nearly at an end and this year we have an extra day! So will you spend it doing all the things you normally do in a day or are you going to do something different with it, what leap will you take that may be fun, exciting, different even frivolous.

Traditionally this was the day that If you're female you get to do the asking for your partners hand in marriage. Although beware Bachelors as in those olden days a man was expected to pay a penalty such as a gown or money if he refused.

If you're born on 29th February do you pick the day before or day after to celebrate on those 3 years in between your birthday? Astrologers have said those born on this day have unusual talents and personalities reflecting their special status!

The reason we have a leap year is because we need to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth 365.242199 (apparently that's approximate!) days to circle once around the sun, but our calendar has only 365 days in a year so we need to catch up with the extra quarter (approx.) each year

So back to my original question - What leap will you take this year? Is there something you've only given about a quarter of yourself to and you need to give it all of you. What have you been putting off as it feels a bit risky to do, it might be easy to do, but has been easy not to do. Take the leap, stop thinking about what part of it might not work or might go wrong and think about how much you can gain from giving all of your attention to it.

Not sure where to start then try one of these...

· Share your vision for your business with someone new

· Make different choices throughout the day have something different for breakfast, take a different route to work...

· Clear one hour to go for a walk and enjoy the space you get

Here's a few quotes you might like

'Leap and the net will appear' John Burroughs

'Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore' Andre Gide

'The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be and the most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step making the first decision.' Robyn Davidson

'To be alive at all involves some risk' Harold Macmillan

'Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is' Jimmy Carter

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