In this world there are a lot of opportunities and possibilities out there for us. We hesitate and wait for just the right time to act, and sometimes when we finally do act the chance has passed, the opportunity is lost. To be successful you just have to go for it. This is a life lesson that you can help yourself learn by a day or two on the slopes.
Your goals, your dreams, your hopes. They all exist as possibilities at this point, just ideas out there waiting for you to go for them. Perhaps you have been thinking about leaving a job. You can sit there and be beaten down by your current prospects, the thought that nothing else may ever come up. Or you can think I would rather be doing something else, I’m going home to work on my resume and a great cover letter and I am going to get that new job. You go for it.
Maybe you’ve had your eye on that certain someone for awhile now. You think they are cute and maybe you have talked to them a few times, enough to know that you are interested in getting to know them more. At this point it is just a possibility, a potential opportunity for you to make a connection and maybe meet someone really special. You can’t just keep smiling and hope you see each other at the water cooler or where ever it is you see this person. You need to take a chance and ask them out, let them know you want to see them in another context, let them know that you are interested. You go for it.
Learning to go for it comes naturally in skiing. There is always going to be an opportunity for you to push yourself, to challenge yourself to be better. You may consider yourself an expert skier, but there is always a run or two at any resort that you think twice about going on. In this case you may need to navigate a tight chute or drop a cliff. There is no getting around what you have to do. You can try and talk yourself out of it. You can try and rationalize that you don’t need to do that, but skiing is about challenging yourself. When you reach a point where you need to face a new challenge, you go for it.
Going for it does not have to be extreme. Going for it may simply mean actually forcing yourself to go down that Black for a change. Sure you can handle a Blue just fine, and you probably have a lot of fun skiing on them. However, skiing is about getting better, it’s about challenging yourself. You’ve reached the point when you need to advance onto a new challenge. Skiing a Black may just be that challenge, so you suppress your fear and you go for it.
Going for it takes more than just being risky. When you go for something you ultimately want to be successful, so you need to go for things when they are in your reach. When skiing has built up your confidence you know that there are some risks you take that are calculated. You are likely to come out just fine in the end, but the first part is the hardest, you just need to go for it.