I just hosted a fun night of Shopping for a Cause. It accomplished two of my favourite things of this season: connecting with friends and giving to others with a % of the proceeds supporting my father’s not-for-profit.
During the night as I was chatting with friends, I found myself repeating the comment “You can teach old dogs new tricks”.
I am proof, but even more so….
So often we hold ourselves back from taking action, that’s outside of our comfort zone, because of fear.
Paralyzed by a NHO “Negative Hypothetical Outcome” that of course we want to avoid.
But truthfully, we have no idea what the outcome will be until we try, yet we are committed to the fact that it’s going to be negative.
So….let’s go there…
Today I wanted to quit.
I didn’t say anything out loud to my friend and running partner, but I was struggling to keep up and labouring.
After we parted ways, I stopped to catch my breath and as I walked the block back home I realized how many parallels there are between running, work and life.