I’m on vacation, and don’t have a lot of time to write a post, but still wanted to get something in,
So here is a quick thought. This last week I was able to participate in a Triathalon Relay. This
wasn’t something I would normally do, but Nate asked me to do the swim, which is something I
have been trying to get better at. It was an absolute blast. I didn’t do great, and it was tough, but
getting out there was fun. Despite this, leading up the event, I was pretty anxious about the race.
After the race, Nate and I were talking about participating in the race. Our discussion recalled a
question another friend of mine had asked a few months ago: “Why does everyone these days just want
to stay at home?”. I think I have a partial answer. Many of us are just too willing to listen to our
anxieties and fears. We allow them to generate inertia in our lives, that keep us from getting involved.
So here is my call: Go out and participate. It doesn’t have to be a race. It can be anything that
you want to do but have been too anxious to do. The reward of feeling like you did it is way better
than the simple alleviation of some anxiety.