Power of Living on the Edge
This past fall I had the opportunity to visit friends in New Mexico, as well as seeing some of the most beautiful landscape this country has to offer.
My friends are motorcycle enthusiasts and having never ridden on the back of or driven one, and feeling especially adventuresome, I decided to be daring and go for a spin. Wow, what an experience even though I felt tentative and a bit nervous at first, I didn’t let my fears get in the way of doing what I truly wanted to experience and I am grateful for that.
Zipping along the open road I felt liberated and free; and giddy about doing something that felt like I was “living on the edge” with the wind blowing in my face and my heart racing in time with the sound of the motor.
Helen Keller’s quote “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” sums up my motorcycle experience and how I plan to live my future life.
How many of us live life day to day, not ever challenging ourselves only seeking a comfort zone that makes us feel warm and fuzzy but doesn’t help us make the changes we might need in order to move forward?
Imagine what your life would be like if you chose to “live on the edge” and what does living on the edge actually mean? I think each of us has to give their meaning to this. For me, it meant taking the motorcycle ride even though I was fearful and shaking or stepping up to the plate knowing that I am walking on the edge of the precipice and could easily fall over.
In those split seconds, we get to decide how we want to live and what gifts we might glean from our choices. In today’s challenging business landscape we might glean a new confidence that we never thought we had and how could that help if we are interviewing for a job or starting a new venture?
My sense is that life is throwing quite a number of curve balls these days, whether personally or professionally and those of us that are able to catch them are ahead of the game and will continue to achieve their goals and reach their personal best.
Go ahead, do one thing that will make you say: “I am living my life on the edge” and see what doors open for you.
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