Taking Action

Just jump already!

Those fine words of wisdom were spoken to me by a 10 year old kid as I was standing paralyzed at the top of a 15 foot diving board. Easy for him to say! Looking at the long line of impatient kids waiting for their turn, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and jumped. Was it fun? Yes, in a scary way. Did I race back up for a second go at it? Nope – I had reached my own “finished line”. I did it and once was enough. I am scared of heights after all.

Isn’t that the way of things in life? Just jump. Just do it. It sounds easy enough, right? It’s our fears that hold us back from taking those leaps of faith. Fear of injury, whether physical or emotional. Fear of failure. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of the finish line. Continue reading