The Next Leap

information plaque at Cargill's Leap, Perthshire

In the 17th Century, Douglas Cargill, Presbyterian Minister and Covenanter, regularly evaded the authorities by leaping across the River Ericht at Blairgowrie, Perthshire. The spot became known as Cargill’s Leap. They caught him eventually, but he always got across the river.

I have made many leaps in my life. Some successful, some less so. Many of my regrets are based on leaps I did not take.

When you leap, you might get everything you want, some of it, just enough, or even something completely unexpected that turns out better.

I would never jump across the River Ericht – far too dangerous! Nor would I encourage recklessness. That said, I am always looking for my next leap. When you leap, you live, you learn, you feel alive. Start slowly, build them up and see what you discover…

river Ericht in full flow seen through the trees

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.