When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop. In fact, the longer I stood there, the more I built it up in my mind and the harder it became.
Here’s the thing… the cliff was either safe to drop or not. No amount of time standing on the edge changed that.
And this phenomenon isn’t just restricted to extreme sports.
The high diving board, starting a business, beginning an important project, having a meaningful conversation…
No amount of ‘standing on the edge’ will change whether you should or shouldn’t leap.
Do it or don’t do it but get off the edge.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.