Day 14 of Tribes – a Group Blogging Project and I am already challenged. I probably would not have gone to 27dinner last night which in essence is a Tribe itself. Last night was a dyno jump for me; jumping out of my shell and meeting and networking with new people who share a similar passion in technology and media as I do.
Today we head into a journey about taking a risk, taking a leap of Faith; but that been the strongest thread throughout the book so far – it has been for me.
‘Leap of Faith’; attributed to Søren Kierkegaard. Funny? Close your eyes and leap? I think not; there is still a lot of intellect and reason that goes into such an act. As it was for Chris Sharma who most likely practiced with a mattress first – for many times, and for Carey Hart who performed the first ever Freestyle Motocross BackFlip. In both cases they trusted themselves, had faith in themselves, but essentially only took that Leap of Faith after much thought and practice. But this is not completely about the act as it is about being consistent in the vision. Both Carey and Chris persisted in their vision to the point where their vision was accepted by their tribe or their vision caused the creation of a tribe.
… one person with a persistent vision can make change happen, …
But my question is why do it? Why take the so called Leap of Faith, why put in all the effort and intellect into taking the risk?
Maybe it is for something you believe in, a principle, a problem that you would like to see addressed, or an outcome that you want to achieve. Either one; you would need to have a belief or faith in your vision.
Seth says that it is suicidal to be a leader, to act like a heretic without faith. Most definitely insane; continually doing the same thing but expecting a different result
(sounds like the definition for religion?). A heretic needs faith that what he/she persists in will bring about the result being strived for.
I can’t help but think of the churches out there that have really gone against the grain; against what was supposed to be the tried-tested-true methods, churches like lifechurch.tv that had to make huge amounts of effort and monetary investment get off the ground. They must have had a huge amount of faith, yet not faith alone – persistence.
So here are a few challenges:
- Are you stuck in an insane way of doing things that you should leap out of?
- Is there something that you believe in yet do not persist in for fear of failure?
- Is there a heretic that you are resisting that you should be following?
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