Barry and I spoke with an old friend last night and in the midst of the conversation he mentioned something that I can’t get out of my head. He said:
“The average life span consists of roughly 70 years. 70 years equals around 25,000 mornings. Don’t allow anything to stand in the way of you making the most of your life”
I pulled out my calculator and figured out that I am on morning number 11,130.
When I was 19 I jumped off of a cliff…literally. I was at Lake Travis with some friends and they decided to go cliff jumping. Naively, I ran, leaping from the 60 ft. cliff (okay, maybe I am embellishing a little) and hit the water ribs and hips first. It scared me so badly that I drank in half of the lake in my attempt to scramble back to the surface of the water.
Point of this story…don’t jump off cliffs in Austin, TX in the middle of a drought. But, in the same breath I would also like to say…
Don’t avoid the deep waters just because of one bad experience.
There have been a number of instances where I took a risk and it ended with me limping away or wishing that I would have just played it safe. But…there are also the times where I just went for it. I took a step of faith and it ended up being the best decision of my life. The deep waters I landed in gave me the ability to experience life in a new way. They made the walls disappear, they gave me freedom and made me trust.
In many instances…the deep waters were what saved me.
What about you? Are there some risks you are facing…but you have been afraid to take them? Is there anything standing in the way of you making the most of your 25,000 mornings?