About 80 times, my mind was telling me not to go out on that ledge as I looked out at it from the side.
But understanding WHY I had a need to do it, and not getting angry with my self for “being a wimp” if I didn’t do it, led me to walking out there and getting the photo.
Anyway, this ties in to a couple of recent emails I have sent about taking risks, and the upside of stress.
When you hit that point where it seems like you can’t improve, what will keep you going is your WHY. Why is this important to you? Why do you want to do better in your race? Or finish your race for some?
What happens at the other side of following through and sticking to your plan is becoming a better version of yourself.
It could be the faster time, it could be just feeling good, and it could be a smooth swim without any major hiccups.
The stepping forward and risking and the putting yourself through stress intentionally are both beneficial to your overall well being, happiness and confidence in yourself.
Success breeds success.
If you can move through improvement of your pull, swimming calmly in a big crowd, or completing your first triathlon, there’s no telling what you can accomplish next- with your health, fitness level, speed on the course, or just becoming 10% more happy and alive.
How can you take things to new heights? What’s your “Trolltunga” that will change your life?
Befriend the water!