My heart was racing. Adrenaline pumping.
It's not that high. Kids can do it.
Well let me tell you the thoughts running through my mind in those 3 seconds could have filled a novel.
But I did it! I jumped! And it was exhilarating!
It doesn't matter the abseil off the high ropes course doesn't look that high from the ground. Trust me, from up there it does! It's all a matter of perspective!
I'm not the worlds biggest adrenaline junkie, but I'm no shrinking violet either. So the opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone on a recent holiday was a chance to release that side of me who is more likely to have my adrenaline release with a 5pm board paper deadline or winging it through a high profile presentation where I was woefully underprepared.
Do you know what that jump did?
It made me feel on top of the world.
It reminded me that there's so much more outside the office that I rarely make time to do.
It reinforced the importance of showing your kids that there's other sides to you outside the one who wears a suit to work or activewear on the weekends.
It was so much fun!
So I must ask…
When was the last time you did something that pushed you outside your comfort zone?
When was the last time you took a risk on something that you knew would open up a different perspective?
When was the last time you truly had fun and tried something new, and I'm not just talking about a new bottle of red on a Friday night.
Sometimes we need little reminders that life is there to be lived, and that scaring yourself is the best way to feel alive.
How many people in our life do we have that give us these opportunities or push us to jump when they know we’re scared?
If you’re like most women, the answer is not many.
The smart ones have a coach. A mentor who pushes them and knows what they're capable of. Who helps them reach their potential and lays out the right path that gets them where they want to go.
If you don't have a coach, you should ask yourself why. I'd challenge you to think of anyone at the top of their field who didn't have this person in their corner.
If you want to get to the top, book in a time to chat about how we can get you there. I promise taking the leap and getting out of your comfort zone will make you feel like you've just jumped off a cliff yourself.
Go on, I dare you!