I have 6 power words that I use as guides along the journey of the person I want to become.
One of those is Adventurous. While in Kauai this summer, that word helped me on many occasions to expand my comfort zone.
On the ziplining platform that towered above the trees, the guide asked me, "seated Position or Flyin' Kauaian?" I really wanted to reply seated because I knew I could do that. I'd done it twice before- once in Jamaica and once on the warm up line a few minutes prior.
Then my power word reminded me that I am Adventurous and Adventurous People benefit from flyiing through the air like SuperMan.
"I suppose I will do the Flyin' Kauain," I replied unenthusiastically.
My kids cheered. The guide laughed and said, "You don't sound very excited."
He was right. I wasn't excited. I was scared.
He got me all clipped in and explained that I would now stand on the edge of the wooden platform and leap into the air like I was diving into a pool.
"I changed my mind!" I said...