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 worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.