Take inRandom for example. Before I ever decided to write I had to first assume responsibility for my choice and how it would effect my family, then what the outcome would be (IE: where my feet would land). Afterward, I considered whether the risk of putting my time and effort into blogging was beneficial to me (and to everyone I had offered a place here). I never once considered where inRandom would actually go, which is partially why we struggle with keeping up with everything. We weren’t exactly prepared for how much it’s grown in a relatively small amount of time.
However, I do look down. I keep my eyes wide open while leaping off the building into something new; sometimes you fly and sometimes you fall… that’s just the way it goes. It isn’t where you eventually wind up down the line that really matters, but the awareness of what you are choosing and the responsibility of it’s outcomes (on various levels). If I were to give advice, I would say, “Don’t ever be afraid to take the leap, but at least watch where you are going.”