Leaping takes courage. Thinking about leaping takes courage. It’s easy to sit in your padded cell of corporate life and dream about the beyond. Believe me, I did this for 18 years.
Certainly, voluntarily leaving a secure job in a recession would be at the top of the list of things I have done, where courage won out. But, as I reviewed the things I have done in my life, there are many other things that took great courage on my list as well:
- Completely moving to another country with a duffel bag and $2000 in my pocket, and no job prospects lined up;
- Moving to another state, a week after a job opportunity came knocking;
- Walking through the streets of New York at night, in areas that should not have been attempted by a twenty-something innocent girl;
- Zip-lining 500 feet up and over waterfall, given a major fear of heights.
These are all areas I’ve leaped, to date. Possibly a larger fear is selling off everything and traveling the world for a year or so, before settling back in Australia in six years. Who am I kidding? That’s exciting!
Fear can be debilitating. Yet, fear can also be liberating.
Life is short. Travel.
Share with me what you have done, where courage has ovecome your fear. Let’s inspire each other.