My recent article posed the question “are you ever really ready?” It asks if you are ever really ready for the next big opportunity or challenge.

My stance is that you may never feel truly ready when those chances to take a huge leap forward arrive. However, by taking that leap it makes you ready.

I’ve taken a number of leaps in the post dozen or so years and in that time I’ve missed the mark countless times.

I was a part of, not one but, two startup magazines that crashed. I was awful in an audition in my brief attempt to be an actor. I sunk a promo company I started. The list goes on.

However, I never regret taking the leap and failing.

My regrets are the times I didn’t leap – but instead, stayed put.

James Patrick
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