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.
Change isn’t that hard.
Our lives are filled with paths that we have seduced ourselves into believing are impossible for us to take.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.