My husband and I love mountain biking, being our favorite hobby. Whenever we visit my mom near north GA, we take advantage of having a free babysitter and take our mountain bikes and hit the trails. These trails are also better than the ones in the low country.
Focus. Are you focused on what you want, or on what you don’t want? When I take fast turns on the trails, especially going down hill, I use to have to slow down a lot or I would run off the trail not cutting it sharp enough. Then one day I took the advise of my husband and looked ahead down the trail where I want to head, instead of looking down where I don’t want to go. As the ride went on he even noticed that I was faster. How life is the same, with it being so important to focus on the purpose of my life, controlling my thoughts and not thinking about the things I don’t want. This is going to lead me to get what I want out of life.
Ease. How easy is it to complete something you haven’t done before compared to something you have done many times? When we were biking the other day I knew there was a ditch coming up that goes down a steep trail and then goes right back up. I was looking forward to it this day, knowing I would do it with ease since I have done it so many times. I was thinking back to the first time I did it with great fear and was not successful without having to take my foot off the pedal to help myself up the rest of the way. Now I have moved on to accomplish bigger drop offs on the mountain bike. So when I have a task before me, if I have not done it before, the fear has made me procrastinate doing it initially. Now I can remember lessons learned and jump in knowing with practice it will continue to get easier until I master it and am ready for bigger new challenges.