Often our biggest decisions will require a great deal of courage and a big leap; there's no other way around it. Trying to take smaller baby steps in those instances where boldness is required could be futile or even dangerous.
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Variations of this quote from former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George include:
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
We need to be able to tell which is most appropriate, of course, but if you're ever afraid of a major change - like moving to a new city, making a big career move, or starting a new relationship - and have been tempted to commit to it only partially, remember that sometimes the only way to do it is by just going for it.