Jumping in means you’ve accepted that the water might be cold but that you’re willing to do it anyway. It means that you have confidence in your ability to take on the discomfort. Jumping in is the best way to eliminate procrastination. But it’s risky.
Using the ladder means you’re scared of the discomfort. You’re leaving yourself a way out in case the discomfort is too much. Using the ladder is an easy way to keep procrastinating (see my post on procrastination) but it’s safer.
There’s no right or wrong way to get in the water. Both paths can lead you there.
It’s a matter of knowing yourself. Believing in yourself. And having a good understanding about what you are getting yourself into.
I’ll be covering these topics over the next few days.
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Morgan