We’ve all heard that saying, “Do something that scares you everyday.”
Well, my next adventure scares me and yet, I’m doing it again. I’m hiking the “Rim to Rim” hike in the Grand Canyon. It’s about 25 miles from the top of the North Rim, to the bottom, across the river, and back up the South Rim side. Last year it took me about 13.5 hours.
So you may ask, “Why in the world would you do such a thing???”
And I have no good answer…
I have lots of thoughts about it, but nothing compelling enough to convince any sane person to do it.
Here’s what I do know about taking a risk:
- I’ve been thinking about it for months, and that’s gotten me walking each morning before work.
- I know I’ve done it once and survived. I believe I can do it again.
- I’m hiking because I can. I can do it physically. I can take the time off of work. And I can get myself to a spectacular place on earth.
- I’m surrounded by great people along the way. They can’t do it for me, but they can encourage me along the way. Afterwards, we’ll have great stories and a closer relationship because of it.
So, it’s a metaphor for life. Why would you speak on stage? Pitch a product? Call a big client? Put yourself out there?
Because you can.