Growing up in Colorado, I skied a lot as a kid. But given how much I skied, I wasn’t that good. I was okay, but the time to accomplishment ratio was out of balance. I guess I always felt a little intimidated and fearful – the speed, the balance – whatever, I was always scared of losing control.
A friend of mine in Ithaca once told me that if you aren’t scared, you’re not really skiing.
I think he was on to something there, but today I want to modify his comment just a little.
If you aren’t scared, you aren’t really living. You gotta show up to make it happen. Living has to be a fully activated.