When my children were younger, I was like the mother eagle always nudging them out of their nest…or in other words, their comfort zone. I now try to do that very same thing with the people I coach. I try to encourage them, even pushing them at times to do things that feel like a risk or challenge them. Because I know that as they try things that were hard or uncomfortable, that soon those things would become easy and even a habit.
Today’s risk is tomorrow’s cake walk. Or as a mentor once told me, “what was once hard becomes easy. A risk is something you would do in an instant if you knew it was the right thing to do and you knew it would work the way you wanted. It is not knowing the outcome that makes it a risk.
Here is an important secret…risk taking increases your self-trust. Self-trust is what personal power is all about.
Have you been thinking about having a strong finish to 2016? Another year is ending and we are preparing for a new one. But this is the time of the year we sometimes start looking toward January and the new diet we want to start, the new exercise program we want to be on, and how much money we want to earn in the new year and we forget about finishing out on this year.
I tried something new this past weekend…dirt biking. I’ve been an avid 4-wheeler for years and I’ve ridden on my dad’s motorcycle a few times, so I had confidence this would be a piece of cake…NOT!
My hubby and I went with some friends who are experienced dirt bikers. I told them I had some experience so I didn’t foresee any problems. We started up the first trail (which was actually a pretty tough trail…not for beginners like me) and I was having a hard time just keeping my bike headed straight on the trail.