Since I have been car less for well over a year now I walk everywhere. Although it keeps me fit (I walk along at a good clip!) I often get bored. So depending where I am walking I often play a game to myself. I call it 'blind faith'. I just close my eyes as I am walking to see how many steps I can take without opening my eyes. When you first try it is scaaaary. I can't remember how many steps I took when I first tried but it wasn't many.
Usually I tried it when there was nobody else in sight, there were no obstacles to crash into and the surroundings were familiar. But it's always scaaary because of the FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. I have been doing it for so long now that I have a bit of fun testing myself out so if I am walking through a park, with no people in sight, but there are plenty of trees, flowers and flower beds, sometimes playground equipment, I will test myself. I pick a target. I notice as many obstacles between me and the target. I check the evenness of the ground, close my eyes.....and go for it. I have had MANY crashes especially into trees! Sometimes if you saw me you would crack up because I have had some major collisions, usually with trees, although sometimes I trip myself up and fall over!
But I've been doing it for so long now, and frequently, that I no longer get scaaaared. It is a challenge. It's fun. It beats the boredom. Like anything that you keep practicing, you will get better at it. It requires BLIND FAITH. The FEAR I talked about is simply the fear of the unknown. You can beat that fear simply by BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Back yourself. Use the "I" in VIPER POISON (from my book), Intestinal Fortitude, have the 'guts'. If you can beat the FEAR you will reach the target......in one piece.
Am I scared I will make a fool of myself, a very public fool? Nuh. Uh uh. Can't happen. See, I am already on the bottom, my rock bottom. I have PREPARED to be on the bottom and I have organised the significant exposure I have already had telling people I am on the bottom. I have re-invented. I have CREATED. I have prepared. I do not suffer the ridiculous low level ego-centric emotions of embarrassment, pride, anger, fear and other associated 'downers'. I know what I can control and I am permanently in touch with my own abilities and capabilities. I do not venture outside those boundaries any more and because of that I do not fear the unknown. In fact, I welcome the challenges into my life. Bring them on!
And to finish off I should point out that this isn't ra ra stuff. If you have been following me then you understand that my Working Backwards model is the focus of my journey. I am CREATING MY FUTURE and telling you all what I am doing BEFORE I do it. All of this is just STEPS on the way to DotsHQ.
I am a dot.
You are a dot.
You can do what I am doing if you commit to yourself. Just grab a little of that........