“Life is trying new things to see if they work.”
— Ray Bradbury
I vividly remember the first time I went skiing.
I was extremely excited and only had the visions of what my friends had told me and the swoosh that I’d seen in movies and on TV.
My friend, Tim, said he was taking me to the top of the mountain and we’d ski down together.
I was scared, optimistic and didn’t have a clue what to do.
The hill looked steep. Others were going down easily.
Tim showed me how to snow plow, turn left, right and stop. Then left me to learn after the first run.
Throughout the day I tried and tried some more.
At the end of the day I was soaking wet, tired and thrilled.
I also wondered why everyone was so excited about this type of fun. The swoosh had so far eluded me.
The next time I was a better skier. I didn’t fall as much, kept dry (mostly) and did manage a swoosh or two.
When I discovered the real top of the mountain I realized that I’d been on the bunny slope the first time.
It didn’t matter! I tried something new and won.
It wasn’t pretty, and I didn’t care.
I knew in my heart that if I had never tried I wouldn’t know how to swoosh.
To learn your swoosh do this Action Step.
- What’s something that you want to do and have avoided?
- Name it.
- Decide if it’s time to learn your swoosh?
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