My husband and I were recently on a mini getaway in Banff (physically distancing, of course). I’m talking sun beaming, heat pumping, trees swaying kind of trip. Have you been?
A little about my husband...he’s adventurous. He will try anything not just once but twice. It’s not about me convincing him it’s about him convincing me.
He loves trail riding. I like trail riding and I enjoy doing it with him. Truth is - I do it scared. Some of the paths and angles have sharp drops. And I don’t categorize rolling off of my bike to inadvertently test the quality of my safety gear as “fun”.
I almost stayed on my bike but then I fell. Falling to the left would land me in bushes. A trip to the right would have me two feet off the edge onto some rocky sand, muddy edge water and a big rock. I "chose" to go to the right because...I had no choice! I saw the rock, protected my head and landed two feet below in some muddy water.
That’s why I like trail riding and don’t love it as my husband does. I’m still building my skills and one wrong move could end with an undesirable outcome. But it didn’t. I got up, checked for cuts, washed the mud off of my entire right side and got back on my bike without second thought.
I had such a realization after my tumble! I had been working on consistently not allowing life’s events slow me down. I always get back up but I’ve been working at getting back up consistently faster. It’s part of me building my resilience. The quick mental and emotional processing leading to a quick recovery showed me that the deliberate and conscious action I am taking is working. I could have stayed there, felt embarrassed and sorry for myself but what’s the point?
The same applies to you my fierce friends. Consistent action is key. In what areas are you looking to succeed? What does success look like to you? And what steps have you taken to achieve it?
Take one step forward and do it consistently.