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Archive: Going for it

Jump -- and grow wings

It has been written that sometimes you must "jump and grow wings on the way." Eighteen years have passed since I left my job and jumped out on faith.

By Willie Jolley | August 2, 2010; 09:53 PM ET | Comments (2)

Full of surprises

After I took over Reston Limousine, I learned every day, on the job, all while keeping an eye on turning my obstacles into opportunities.

By Kristina Bouweiri | August 2, 2010; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Leap of flexibility

Offered a job as a professor, I thought I might be able to start a consulting business and leverage one role off the other. What did I know about starting my own business? Nothing.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | August 2, 2010; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

The risks not taken

In 1979 I had an idea for a national Memorial on the Mall honoring those Americans who served in Vietnam. I simply had to do this. It became an epic quest.

By Jan Scruggs | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Own it

So it's just two steps and one secret to making it happen. Step one is to own it. Don't say, "if only." Say, "I am." And then be whatever it is.

By Nell Minow | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Striking out on my own

What I have learned is that we really don't know our capabilities and capacities until we are pushed well beyond our limits.

By Marissa Levin | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Going opposite

I had to take more than a leap of faith -- it was a jump of faith. But I knew that if I put the energy and creativity behind all of it, it would fill my soul.

By Eric Schaeffer | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Fearless inexperience

When I became president of Trinity, I had never held anything resembling a senior management job. But I had found the practice of law unappealing. And Trinity's founding order knew it needed to change. Enter the inexperienced young lawyer.

By Patricia McGuire | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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