Thursday, March 31, 2016

Surfs Up, Brah!

"Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." 
-Laird Hamilton

It's summertime, and my kids are at the beach, while I sit at home with my wife completing household projects. They are at the stretch of beach that saw two shark attacks last week, but who's worried?
Anyway Laird Hamilton expresses his sentiment that goes along with worry. I read an article yesterday that talked about how sitting can be unhealthy for anxiety and stress levels. I came to my own conclusion that it's the inactivity that creates the worry. Once you begin the action of completing the task or are in the moment of the event, you experience the release of the stress.
This quote, of course, alludes to the lack of confidence that can fester in your mind. Can I do this? Will I be embarrassed? Am I tackling something that I can not handle?
The only thing I can tell you is that by failing, you don't fail. You only fail if you give up.
Besides worrying works. 99% of the time I worry, the thing I am worried about never happens.

"60 percent of the time, it works every time."