Swimming with Sharks
It’s 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and I’m exhausted. I just got back from a much-needed vacation, but the jet lag is killing me.
I was lucky enough to take a powered hang-gliding lesson and zip-line over some pretty deep ravines.
But the most exciting activity was scuba diving with sharks for the first time.
I was swimming through a small cave, and there were three, five-foot white-tipped reef sharks making their rounds. Now, they won’t bother you if you don’t bother them. But just seeing their large bodies and staring eyes just a few feet away was thrilling!
In fact, all of these “risk-taking” activities turned out to be exhilarating. After the first few minutes, I wasn’t fearful at all and truly enjoyed the experience.
It made me feel stronger and more confident. Plus, it was interesting to move past my fears and have some very unique experiences.
It just goes to show you that you can’t improve and learn new things if you are afraid to take risks. Now, I’m not suggesting that you dive with sharks or fly thousands of feet above the ground.
I just think it’s a good idea to step beyond your fear boundaries once in awhile.
Maybe you want to start a new career or hobby? Perhaps you want to leave an abusive relationship?
By doing the appropriate research and getting the information you need prior to trying something new or making a change, the “risk factor” goes way down. You’ll feel more confident. And you’ll be more likely to succeed and learn more about yourself in the process.
Well, I’m going to get back to work and then go to bed early tonight! If you have comments or need help with your PR and online copywriting, feel free to write to me below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com. I’d love to hear from you!