Jumping in with Both Feet

This is said when a person becomes involved in a situation too quickly without thinking about it first.  To jump into something with both feet is when you begin or undertake something quickly, enthusiastically, and without trepidation and become wholeheartedly involved in this activity or venture.  You should always take time to think before you make your move, take a decisive step, take the plunge, choose your fate, bite the bullet, grab the bull by the horns, leap from the pan into the fire, or cross the Rubicon.  Some experts say that the only way a relationship will ever work is if you take your partner for better or worse, or else you shouldn’t get involved at all.  However once your heart breaks for the first time, the harder it will be for you to jump into another relationship the second time around, which leaves most people at a crossroads.

No one ever said that life was going to be easy, you must take the ups along with the downs.  If you happen to miss out on something in your life, because you got kicked in the teeth, don’t let the fear of that happening again take control of all of your future decisions.  Life affords all of us numerous opportunities every day, and although you will have to pick and choose amongst them, you shouldn’t miss out on all of them, just because of those few of times that life stomped on you.

Hesitation can be a good thing, as long as you eventually keep moving forward and ultimately take that big leap toward success.  I can still vividly remember the first time that I kissed a girl, as I am sure that most guys do.  I wanted to jump in with both feet and just get it over with, as I knew this was our third date and it was time for me to make a move.  Suddenly as I closed in, I knew that she was aware that I was going to kiss her.  I saw her close her eyes, we were so close that I could feel her breath, and then the ground felt like it moved beneath us.  I hesitated just a bit knowing that there are always risks involved, to weigh in what I was about to gamble if she pulled away, but she didn’t and I knew that this was the right moment.  Her lips pursed outward anticipating what we were about to do, and I took this as a sign that we were made to kiss, and that delaying for even one more split second would be playing with fire.  We locked lips and started smooching, and all the while dopamine started pulsing through my brain, preparing my body to fully absorb this new sensory information, as this was going to be the best experience of my entire life.  Sometimes anticipation is better than jumping in with both feet.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – June 20 prompt.

13 thoughts on “Jumping in with Both Feet

  1. “I can still vividly remember the first time that I kissed a girl, as I am sure that most guys do.” I tried to remember the first girl I kissed in THAT way. But I can’t. I’m drawing a blank. Damn.

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