Because when momentum builds, it seems slow, and then pow, it is taking on a life of its own… and it cannot be controlled.
Coming In Like A Wave
Yesterday was the Mavericks surf Contest, where the top 24 surfers gather to take on one of the most intense waves in the world. They fly in from as far as South Africa (Congrats to Chris Bertis who won the competition after flying for 32 hours to be there!) and drive up from as close as Santa Cruz to compete.
While watching the competition on the Mavericks website, I was in awe of the capabilities of the guys in the water. They were riding 40-50’+ wave faces, all day long. To see them take on a momentum that is totally uncontrollable, is an amazing site. I think the following quote says it all:
“We witness the courage the surfers muster to challenge Nature’s most brute and merciless forces, and with that we are inspired to face our own fears.” — Maverickssurf.com
The Momentum, The Fear, The Conquering
Just as the surfers, who don’t turn and run when they see an uncontrollable momentum coming at them, but rather, take it head on… I am choosing to go head first into a growing momentum that I see headed towards me. One that would normally cause my lizard brain to go into high gear, tell me to flee, tell me to stay in my comfort zone, tell me not to do it.
But this time, is different. I’m ready to take it on, and am working as hard as I can to turn the fear and adrenaline into a positive force that will take me places I can’t even imagine right now. I’m riding this wave as far as it will take me, and if I fall down, I will take the next one that comes in and ride it as far as it will take me.
On The Edge
So… right now, in this place… I’m right on the edge. I’m looking down and know it’s time to be all-in. Go for it. This thing that I’m working on has all the elements I’ve been looking for:
- It’s something I love to do
- It will allow me work with people I like and respect
- It will give me a massive challenge
- It will be fun
I am ready to face my own fears… dive in, and ride the wave that is coming, instead of letting it pass me by.