Rock Climbing and Rethinking Our Competence

2017-08-18T13:19:59-04:00September 15th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

I recently went rock climbing for the first time. Scaling the face of a rock was so far outside my comfort zone that I suspected there was something to be learned about daring and dreaming. Lesson #1 -- Surround ourselves with heros of support. When Whitney C, our host, asked a group of us who wanted to go rock climbing the next day, I immediately raised my hand. In a quieter moment, my husband expressed surprise and delight; he had fully expected I would stay behind. Five years ago, his prediction would have been accurate. Fear of heights, falling, looking clumsy. Yep, I would have opted out. Are we surrounding ourselves with people who want us to be the hero of our story? People who, when they see us doing things differently than we have in the past, moving from the sidelines of our life to the center, encourage us? Are we, in turn, heros of support?