My Bike, My Guru
I recently went mountain biking for the second time ever.
The first time was in 2003.
Mountain biking is one helluva teacher.
Lessons from the trail:
Look where you want to go, not where you don’t.
On a bike, looking where you don’t want to go could result in you going over a cliff or wrapped around a tree, or head first over the handlebars.
In life…well, I suppose the possibilities are endless, endlessly NOT where you want to be. This can apply to negative behavior and thought or relationships or career choices.
You never know what the outcome will be until you try.
While biking I found myself having a brave and playful attitude towards attempting tight turns, going up and over rocks, and getting to know my gears. Some times the outcome was good, sometimes I “failed”, either way I wouldn’t have know unless I just went for it.
There’s a difference between fearless and stupid. Be fearless. Don’t be stupid.
Fearless doesn’t mean that you don’t learn from your past experiences or that you ignore good instinct. It means that you make intelligent choices that are not based on fear.