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Are you ready to take a leap? So much of life is a leap of faith, and it can be difficult to gather up the courage to take that plunge into the unknown. But as Henry David Thoreau once said: "We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success." The stories below will show you what happens when you make the decision to be bold. Let them inspire you and give you the confidence you need to leap to your own success.
  Take a leap ... to explore new worlds
Fifty-three years ago this week, a young Air Force captain jumped out of a helium ballon from an altitude of 102,800 feet and landed in the history books. Joe Kittinger's record stood for more than 50 years, and last year, at the age of 84, he helped break his own record by mentoring Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner. Click here to hear from Joe about why he got involved; then click here to watch Felix's mesmerizing jump from the edge of space.
Take a leap ... to be HAPPY about birthdays
Do you dread birthdays? Stop denying your age and start celebrating your power! Former top model, author, cosmetics company founder, artist and GB blogger Oleda Baker celebrates her 79th birthday this week and says she's never felt better. She explains why each and every birthday makes her happy and why it's NEVER too late for you to turn your health around so you can live vibrantly, too. CLICK HERE TO READ HER BIRTHDAY BLOG.
  Take a leap ... and find your true passion
Scot Weiss left a promising career in finance to chase an American dream -- inventing a product and starting a company. But even good ideas are extremely difficult to get produced, distributed and sold. He explains how he is discovering the importance of belief and the power of persistence. CLICK HERE TO WATCH HIS STORY.
Take a leap ... to make a difference
More and more Americans are taking a page from Paul Newman's book and starting businesses they love as a means to helping others. After many mission trips, Jane Hursh felt obligated to share the blessings of her life. So she turned to sweets to change bitter circumstances. CLICK HERE TO WATCH HER STORY.
  Take a leap ... a flying leap!
Joe Johnston may be one of the greatest masters pole vaulters of all-time and this may be one of the greatest masters track stories of all-time. Where else are you going to be amazed, have a laugh and learn the secret to life? Meet the 67-year-old vaulter who wants you to know there is ALWAYS something new to learn and try. CLICK HERE TO WATCH HIS STORY.
Take a leap ... to shake up stereotypes
As we've shared in this space before, a daily version of our Growing Bolder TV show is coming to your town soon! We've started taping episodes, and we'll be telling you in the coming weeks how you can see them. One thing we can promise you is every single episode shakes up what everyone THINKS they know about aging. We're rewriting the rules, one show at a time. It's a revolution. Are you ready to rock the world? CLICK HERE TO GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF A GB TAPING.