.Blessed are the ones who are nurtured and raised with the encouragement to follow their hearts and guts no matter how strong the punches sometimes feel. Taking a leap of faith requires more than cojones. It requires us to step out of our comfort zones, take another step away from that circle and believe that everything will work out in the end. Taking a leap of faith requires us to contrive dreams that we believe are possible to conquer. Taking a leap of faith is to take a belief in yourself. It is you saying, I can do this.
This past Saturday, I accomplished another goal and was able to make another tally on my bucketlist. I conquered the tallest bungy jump in the world in Macau (see picture below). I had many friends ask me if I was afraid or if I was going to shit my pants, and my answer was always 'No.' I was the first one with strapped ankles and the first one to go flying down. I fell straight forward like a pencil being knocked over and went speeding down to the ground like a rocket. It was absolutely amazing.
During the last few months and years, I have been working on this characteristic called 'fearlessness.' No, this does not mean that I am going to run in front of an incoming train or jump in a tank full of hungry piranhas. It means that I am building a list of goals and ideas that I would like to see reach fruition. It means that with these goals, I not only have the cojones to accomplish them, but the faith to know that everything will work out in the end. By saying the end, I do not always mean the end of the chapter, but sometimes the end of the journey.
Over the last few years, I have added such goals as skydiving, living in the Carribean, bungy-jumping, living in Spain, cliff-diving, traveling to Asia, getting 3.5 or better at Vandy and many others to my bucketlist and I have conquered all them all because of faith, fearlessness, family and friends.
To all my readers, what are some of the things on your bucket list? What is holding you back from conquering your goals? What is something you would like to do in the next 6 months to a year?
Are you ready to take that leap of faith?
I believe in you.
Goal 5,233, 400 - Bungy Jump [CHECK!]
July 31st, 2010
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