This past weekend we watched this short video.
I find it to be a perfect encapsulation of the fear and trepidation we fill ourselves with when we are contemplating doing something outside of our comfort zones. We can “psych” ourselves into or out of just about anything.
It is a fun watch. It brought me back to being a kid and taking turns jumping off the boathouse roof, or the rock cliffs up the lake from us. The first time, each time, it’s always scary. It’s a long way up, or down, depending on your perspective. But after that final burst of courage and the leap, and then the safe fun fall and splash down, you almost couldn’t climb up fast enough to do it again. And again. And again.
The first –anything– is the hardest. It gets vastly easier with practice, repetition, familiarity and an accumulation of results.
Go ahead – Jump!
(here’s a video of the cliffs I used to jump off as a kid!)