1) This isn’t personal. Why is that important? Well, when we leap, and we feel the imperfection of it, we can turn that around on ourselves. All the “should”s - should have been more _____________ (fill in the blank with your favorite should). But the reality is, a leap is imprecise by its very nature. It’s a stretch, a gamble, there are no guarantees. Most of the time we’re leaping into a new reality. New game, new rules. All the preparations in the world cannot ready us for every possibility. There are no maps for uncharted territory. If you leap and fall flat on your face (meaning things don’t go exactly the way you’d hoped they would), it isn’t personal. You haven’t messed up. It is the nature of the leap. The bigger the leap, the greater potential for the unexpected. Sometimes magical and pleasant, sometimes magical and unpleasant. But what you feel post-leap isn’t unique to you (sorry snowflake), it is specific to the risk and vulnerability of expansion. Now, this does not mean stick your head in the sand and ignore the ways you can set yourself up for a graceful landing. Believe me, I’ve leapt that way MANY times too. Sometimes it’s just what has to be done, but I’ve also learned the upside of due diligence. Leap, land, learn. Expand. Repeat.