Of late, I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about doing two activities: competing in a triathlon and going surfing. I don’t know where the desire to do these things came from, I just know that one day they were there. And they haven’t gone away. Simple enough, these are two very conquerable goals why don’t I just go do them. Well, if you haven’t already noticed, both of these goals involve a significant amount of water, as well as some pretty good swimming skills.
Now I took swimming lessons as a child, and am comfortable playing around in water but when you start talking about swimming a distance, or swimming toward some waves and what I’m sure will be multiple wipeouts, I know I’m going to need to be a whole lot more comfortable with my swimming skills than just being able to “play around” in the water.
So I decided to cease with the talk, and put some things into motion. These dreams of mine will only stay dreams if I don’t do something to increase my swimming abilities. So after much waffling, a little anxiety, and listening to my self tell my self that it’s ok if I don’t go surfing or do a triathlon any time soon, I went a scheduled my first swimming lesson. Yikes! I know its going to take some work. I know its going to take some time. But the thought of letting these dreams just go away because of fear or a little (or maybe a lot) work didn’t seem like a viable option for me.
Later this morning, I take a step (a very big one) toward achieving these two goals as I get in the water for a swim lesson (say a prayer for me!). I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. But if I’m going to be the hard core me, I have to push forward, even when things feel a little uncomfortable. One step forward. One step closer to my goals.
Why don’t you join me and take a step forward toward achieving one of your goals today as well? We can take this journey together.