a question

look before you leap


dive right in?

23 Responses to “a question”

  • Krista Says:

    Beautiful picure Kelly!
    I think it depends on the situation. There are times I am reckless and carefree. I dive headfirst into something without thinking it through. Other times, I am cautious and very particular. I wait and ponder and wait some more. Sometimes I wait until it is too late. Is it possible to be an impulsive procratinator? If so, that may expain alot.

  • Kath Says:

    Look. Toe tentatively dipped in waters I perceive to be chilly. It makes so much more sense to dive right in. Xo

  • Sally Says:

    I wish I could ‘dive right in’. I guess there’s a part of me that fears that when I dive – the ‘pool may not appear’. And a really frustrating thing about me is – I’ll ‘look’ a thing to death before leaping, to my own detriment most of the time.

    I also think the circumstances affect the decision. If I have information that leads me to question the intelligence of diving right in ~ then looking holds merit.

    If Fear and the Inner Critics are all that’s holding me back … then gosh, I’d sure love to just dive.

  • Roberta Warshaw Says:

    When I was younger, I always leaped first. Now that I am older I don’t and my life is much more boring….sigh.

  • Heather Says:

    Visiting my mind? Wow. Currently debating the merits of each right now. Which probably means I dwell in the look camp and long to move my tent to the divers’ side.

  • Kate Says:

    When I was young, my answer would have been different. But I look before I leap these days.

    Lovely image.

  • beth Says:

    i always look first…but then when i dive right in, it’s with both feet 🙂

  • Jayne Says:

    Gorgeous photo. I’m not very good at waiting, but I’m becoming more restrained as I age (thank goodness!) 😉

  • Skye Says:

    I’m a diver. Though, after 5+ decades on the planet, am learning the value of looking first…
    Gee, glad that didn’t take too long!!

  • Emily Says:

    Look before I leap, analyze the situation, over-analyze the situation, look some more, crane my neck to see ALL of the angles, journal about it, make art about it, look even more, then, just maybe, I’ll leap. Or take a small baby step towards the leaping;)

  • Michael Douglas Jones Says:

    Just lookin’ right now, thanks.

  • Marcie Says:

    For better or worse – I’m always a dive-right-in person!

  • Kathryn Says:

    I’d love to be a dive right in type of person but even when I think I’ve mustered up the courage to go for the dive I can’t help stealing a look before I make the leap.

  • Erin Says:

    Oh, I’ve always been a looker, especially since each time I’ve leapt I’ve ended up being bitten in the butt!

  • Jill Says:

    I have to wonder if I would have seen the diver without your prompt. Very neat.

  • Shannon Says:

    I certainly tend to be more impulsive and look before I leap. I like to think it is my youthful nature and that I have faith in the decisions that I make. I find looking just offers too many what ifs instead of dealing with the what is!!

  • Stereo Says:

    Look while diving so you know how to position yourself to land.

  • prairiegirl Says:

    after i have made my umpteenth trip around the pond
    and back and then one more time, i will let you know …

    but wait … some days there is no hesitation …
    other days i ought to go back to bed
    cuz the self doubt is too, too strong …

    but there are the occasions that i dive right in
    and i find the results to be spectacular …
    so why can’t i do that every time?
    i dunno … guess i’d better go round the pond one more time …
    and ponder …


  • eliza deacon Says:

    i’ve done both….crashed and burned, sometimes, jumped straight into the most amazing situation at other times. gut feel and instinct, perhaps a little common sense although the latter tends to go out the window at the best of times 🙂

    just back from the uk into wonderful african sunshine, what a pleasure!!!

  • Barbara Says:

    I’m afraid I’m a ‘dive right in’ – usually it’s worked in my favor!

  • Noel Says:

    I don’t think there’s an answer to this question. I’ve been asking it every day of my life. Just when you think you know how to solve the riddle, something new presents itself that makes you ask all over again.

  • margie Says:

    jump and a net will appear.

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