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Hope, risk, and never growing old

Where is the challenge in your life? Is fear paralysing you from stepping out? There is an alternative way to dealing with risk.

I remember being 13 years old and standing at the top of a snowy mountain in Scotland, looking over a wind-blown cornice into a 10 foot drop and an off-piste track.  I was a beginner skier and had never done anything like this before.  We stood there, five of us. We looked at the daunting but exciting challenge.

Could we do it? Would we do it?  One of the group skied back down the piste, assuming we’d all follow.  Two made the jump.  My turn.  After an age of hesitation, I went for it, launched myself off the edge.

I flew. I fell. Continue reading