Have you done anything lately that has absolutely terrified you?
Something that absolutely set your heart racing, covered you in a cold sweat, and made you want to run for cover?
Last week I flew on a trapeze – I’m getting a little up there in years and the thought of throwing my body off a tiny and rather high platform made my brain start to sift through all the scenarios…
Everything crossed my mind from pulling a few muscles to
“What if I have a heart attack in front of 80 people!”
As I was climbing up the very long and shaky ladder my “life-preserving” brain was telling me “Abort! Abort!”
And my willpower was saying
“Keep going it’ll be great” as it served up reason after reason why it would be amazing.
Eventually, I made it to the top of the platform, my trembling body was rigged up to the trapeze and I started wondering just what it would be like launching myself out on this oversized swing.
I had no idea.
Would I drop off straight away, would I die of that heart attack?
The result …
I had a ton of fun and was on cloud nine for the rest of the day.
The best bit… I got to brag to my kids who for a moment there thought mum was super cool☺
When you are super scared about something if you throw yourself in and come out the other side the feeling is out of this world.
What can you do as a reminder to yourself of how invigorating it feels to face your fears?
I can recommend the trapeze!
Have a great week