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A short analysis into the positive and negative attributes possessed by someone who can jump blindly into a project, enterprise or goal without placing much emphasis on planning or acquiring knowledge.
Positive Attributes of Brave Blind Jumpers
Brave blind jumpers are heavily action-oriented. They’re so bored of reading from a book that they’d rather learn from experience instead. Rather than understanding how gravity and acceleration works – they’d rather jump out of an aeroplane and experience gravity themselves at the expense of their own health.
This group of people rarely if ever read manuals, and possess such a strong sense of creativity and exploration, that they could end up carving out their own path with less effort than a calculated analytical thinkers.
Overall they are less constricted by societal rules and norms that they end up making more discoveries and inventions in technology and science compared to any other type of person. If you want to learn how to ‘think outside the box’ – these are the people to follow.
To sum them up, they don’t learn by reading, they learn by doing. This leads them to success because they focus primarily on the component of taking action rather than acquiring and accumulating knowledge.
They instinctively know that by taking action, they’ll be picking up on the little tips and tricks they missed out on by reflecting on their failures and looking at what is missing from the portfolio they’ve built up so far.
Here are a few examples of how jumping into something blindly may lead to success.
- If they want to start a blog/website and make it successful – they’ll find the most minimal amount of knowledge (hosting/domain name), and will begin harnessing the force of consistency until they succeed.
- Want to gain/lose weight? Again, they’ll find the basics (eat more/eat less), halt all further reading and proceed to take relentless action.
- If they have difficulty finding the direction their life should go in? They’ll just jump on the next plane heading to Rio for inspiration without a moment’s hesitation.
The examples above may be considered exorbitant and mildly over-exaggerating, but it display’s their willingness and impatience to just get started and moving. They are huge action-takers, and we could learn a lot from them, however strictly being a brave blind jumper may actually work against you in the long run.
Mistakes and Pitfalls of A Brave Blind Jumper
- More prone to trouble: Whether that be federal, physical or emotional. This may be due to the fact that they rarely plan or take precautions.
- More likely to die: Of course not everything is so black and white – but if you buy a ‘dangerous’ item like a food-mixer that works in a unique way, and you proceed not to read the manual, you could end up seriously hurt. And I’ve experienced this is my own home with items such as a hair-dryer and a shredder.
- More likely to lack patience – which may lead to their goals not being met.
The ability to delay gratification is scientifically proven to be one of the prerequisites to success. Therefore jumping into projects and goals too fast may backfire, as you’re more likely to expect more immediate success.
If I were to give advice it would be to ‘take your time’, plan how you’re going to approach a goal very well, and follow through it obediently. From my somewhat limited experience of goal setting, I’ve never achieved any of them through rushing or trying to break down ceilings.
The best approach for me has been to weave through the traffic by learning just enough to get me started without being left confused when problems arise. Expect and embrace failure as this will make you more likely to continue pressing towards a goal consistently without giving up, as every-time you fail you are treating it as a learning process rather than a by-product of your inability to do things well.
Would you classify yourself as a Brave-Blind Jumper? An individual who rushes into things without thinking about the finer details of a project their undertaking? If so, what positive or negative experiences have you had by approaching particular facets of your life in this way? Let me know your thoughts below.
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About the author
David Johnson Oragui is a balanced life practitioner, gathering people together to undergo a journey towards a balanced life that brings about ever-lasting happiness and excellence. His mission is to motivate and inspire as many people as possible to live their lives to the best of their ability through the idea of a balanced life. You can find him on Google + and Twitter.