Leap the Leap

Leap the Leap

So you’ve talked the talk and walked the walk. Now leap the leap!

All those years of admiring future-facing thought-leaders in that “wouldn’t it be great” mindset, if only the timing and conditions were right…that’s over.

Talking the talk may have gotten you into the conversation, and walking the walk may have gotten you in the door, but how far did it get you after that? We have been log-jammed by the conventions of our age, stumbling over the would’ve, should’ve, could’ves underfoot. Aspirations are great…in the future tense.

But we’re here and now, and the talk and the walk are answers to a world that no longer exists. Assumptions, expectations, priorities…it’s all changed…and as a result the opportunity to break the logjam is right in front of us…not by talking about the logs or walking on them, but by taking the leap and hitting the ground running free of all those things that made it difficult to transform our circumstances.

What’s the biggest dream you’ve ever had? Personally? Professionally? Philanthropically?

There’s no going back, so make the leap to an improved existence, a better way of doing business, a commitment to leaving the world a better place than you found it: leap the leap.

Walter McKenzie is Senior Director for Constituent Services at ASCD, leading its affiliate, connected community, professional interest community, student chapter and emerging leader programs.

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