On a recent vacation, my 10-year old son challenged me to do at least one activity that scares me. Truth be told, I am $hit scared of height and water, and most tropical locations are filled with activities that include one or the other.
That photo collage that you see in this article, that’s me. I decided to just do it. I parasailed on top of an ocean, almost touching the clouds, well not really, but it was pretty darn high. While I was dead scared taking off, somewhere hanging mid-air by a few ropes and a huge tent I experienced a moment of complete calm and presence – a sense of liberation.
I know some of you might be thinking…Parasailing? Seriously? Yes, Seriously. It took a lot of courage from me. For me, courage means pushing your own self-imposed limits both physical and mental, no matter how small or big. It can be anything from having that difficult conversation, speaking up for yourself, that habit you want to break – anything and everything that you have been avoiding to say or do.
I had been putting off doing an adventure like parasailing for many years, wishing that maybe someday I will feel ready to do it. Guess what, that day never came. It never does. There is no easy way to push your limits, break your old habits patterns, overcome your fears except one – You’ve got to Just Do It!
And if you need a Courage Booster, I can help.