If I had to sum myself up with one word passionate would be it. I like to look at the world and see it for its possibilities. These possibilities may lurk in the most obvious of places, or at times are in need of being dug from the deepest depths. Through my rose coloured glasses I see these possibilities as opportunities!
Obstacles placed in my path are mere challenges to test my passion…my desire…my commitment…if the possibility is one worth pursuing, little will stop me from claiming it as as an opportunity!
Looking back to when I was a child I would say I’ve never been any different. For example, Limbo was my favourite party game. The thrill of the challenge, an obstacle in the way of winning a prize. Flexibility and strategy became my most valuable tools. I stood back and watched as others approached the bar…too soon did they take their stance, covering a distance too great in a bent position, only to fall before slipping under the bar. I took my time, walked up as close to the bar as possible, and bent back far enough to slip under to claim victory. I worked on my flexibility and I rarely lost the game.
Little athletics occupied my Saturday morning for many years, hurdles were my favourite event, as was high jump. Again, the challenge of knowing I had to clear an obstacle in order to make it to the finish line, or to land on the mat beyond, drove me to push myself harder. I can’t begin to describe to you the thrill I felt each time I cleared an obstacle set in my path.
Whilst my first attempt at hurdles may have been a little difficult, my style a little messy…actually, probably a lot messy and a lot difficult…it wasn’t long before the obstacles in my way didn’t even hinder my stride…but, the sensation of soaring over those hurdles never failed to excite me. The rush was like an addiction, and my passion to conquer the challenge, encouraged me to run faster and to jump higher.
Life is not unlike the party game or the track event…hurdles were made for jumping over, limbo a game of flexibility…take opportunities in you stride, find your passion, and manifest your dreams into reality!