A period of 365 days is shorter than the solar year by 6 hours. So adding one extra day to the calendar every four years compensates for that.
If, every four years, we did not add this extra day then each year would drift ever so slightly. Eventually, after just 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days, so instead we gain a day every four years.
This means that in 2012 we have an extra 24 hours. What are you going to do with that time? Why not take a leap of faith?
“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it’s in flames.”~Les Brown
If you aren’t progressing in your career or life, it may be because you don’t have your goals properly planned out. That alone will make you afraid to try. This is why you must look before you leap. Write down your goals and then add the steps it takes to achieve them. The act of planning, is looking before leaping.
Look ahead to see what obstacles you might encounter and what it will take to move forward confidently. Trying to achieve something without a plan is like learning to walk a tightrope without using a safety net. You probably won’t ever take one step. Instead, you would end up waiting around hoping that someone will bring you the net and rescue you.
Sadly, hope is not a strategy, planning and acting is. If you plan step by step what it takes to reach your goals, then that leap of faith can be more of a walk in the park. Plan, act and have faith and you’ll land safely.
“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.”– Corrie Ten Boom
I should mention that the three years that are non leap years are called common years. All the more reason that this is the year for you to do something uncommon. What will it take to achieve your goals, dreams and desires? First, take one hour of the extra twenty four that we have at our disposal this year to plan what it would take. Then factor in how you can use the other twenty three hours to your benefit. And to go a step further, what else will you need to achieve your goals? Commit to using your time wisely.
When we’re young, the sky’s the limit, but as an adult many look to the sky and sigh, feeling a discontent. All because they never leapt, they never really tried. They just kind of fell into an uncomfortable comfort zone and have since remained there. Unless someone is strapped down to a table they still have the ability to move, leap or act. And even if they are strapped down, their mind has the ability to plot an escape for when they become unstrapped.
Decide exactly what you want, plan out the steps it’ll take to get there and leap into your dreams and goals. They are impatiently waiting for you.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer