Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp–or what’s a heaven for?
- Robert Browning
Reaching, stretching, pushing our edge, and going for it is the stuff that our dreams are made of…
What are you reaching for?
On a regular basis I like to challenge myself and “push my edge” a bit. Last summer I wrote a post about pushing my edge while trying Bikram (hot) yoga.
Last week, my husband and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the Asheville, North Carolina area. I pushed my edge once again by trying ziplining with Navitat.com
I was scared to death at first, but it did not take me long before I was coasting and soaring among the tree tops in the North Carolina mountains. Simply awesome!
When we were younger many of us were pretty fearless. Think about all of the things you did as a child that you might hesitate to do now…
Over time we tend to become more cautious, more inhibited. We lose that childhood “recklessness”, that “go for it” spirit of energetic, exuberant, and unapologetic youth.
I am 45 years old and I intend to reverse that trend!
I intend to stay young by:
1. not getting too stuck in my ways,
2. learning new things often,
3. and stretching myself, “push my edge”- so to speak..
What can you do to stretch your self?
What would challenge you?
What would excite you?
What fear, if you faced it, would leave you feeling pretty darned great about yourself? Hmm….???
I challenge you to challenge yourself on a regular basis. You can do it! (If I ziplined, you can do anything- trust me!)
Pushing our edge is good for our health, self esteem, and for getting a good night sleep. Anxiety issues? Do some things you thought you could never do and see how that old anxiety just might go poof! ( you will feel so proud and good about yourself)
Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? ~Frank Scully