Wednesday Wellbeing – Leaping out of your comfort zone Kiama Bootcamp style

Today’s a special day, do you know why?  It’s February 29 and that unusual thing we call a Leap Year.  Now before you think “oh is that all? Boring”  Let’s use this opportunity to reflect on that word – leap, and what it can do for you.

First of all, it poured rain all night yet I still had 10 Oxygen Kiama Bootcamp members who leapt out of bed this morning to join me for Interval Run.  Being a stair run, we mixed it up and some sets we decided to leap up rather than run.  Plyometrics (jumping exercises) do wonders to build power in the legs and develop Type 2 Fast Twitch muscle fibres.  These are the ones that deteriorate as we age, so with training we CAN reverse the ageing process!”.

Anyway, the point of my message to you today is to discuss that word “leap” in reference to personal growth and getting out of that warm, cosy little place called your “comfort zone”.

So, what I’ve decided to do is put together a list of my favourite quotes quoting the word “leap”.  I hope that they’ll inspire you to be brave and step out of your comfort zone knowing that it is the key to continual improvement in any area of your life.  When you regularly venture out of your comfort zone, you will make mistakes sometimes but other times you will make quantum leaps forward in personal growth.

And there’s nothing better for your wellbeing than having confidence in yourself.


“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 is in flames.”
Les Brown


“If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.”
Holly Near

“There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.”
James Cameron

“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.” Henry Miller

“Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.” Barbara Sher

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.”
David Herbert Lawrence

“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.”
Henry David Thoreau

And the most famous LEAP quote of all time…

“This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

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