What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert Schuller
Last Sunday, when I had tweeted my first time on a rock climbing wall, my good friend D replied that I had been attempting a lot of new and scary things lately. The truth is, I have. I have had a lot of epiphanies in the last year. Small discoveries that have led me to rethink my view on life. Maybe it’s the milestone birthday that is quickly approaching but all I know is that I am making it a point to try more things, to get out there and challenge my comfort threshold.
I have to admit it, being up on that vertical surface and reaching up to 65 feet in the air, my fear did not lessen with the knowledge of the harness around my hips. I felt my heart race and my palms moisten but I kept going. The fear was mine to face. But at the end, I felt such satisfaction from pushing myself past my comfort zone.
Indoor rock climbing was just one of the many new things I will attempt this year. I’m not going to become an extreme sportswoman anytime but let’s just say that there are a few other adventures penciled in for the year.
I encourage you to try something new, out of your routine, just for the fun of it. It doesn’t have to be anything big, maybe a different walking or bus or car route, a different place for lunch or perhaps skydiving. You will be surprised what it might bring you.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not the absence of it.” – Mark Twain