We finally got out and traveled, after spending the past year at home. And what do we do? Go surfing!
Well, if you call taking a surf board into the ocean and attempting to get on it surfing, then, yeah, I surfed.
And I was totally scared to do it, but you know me, I made a surfer self-talk script for it, tamped down that anxiety, and decided to give it a go. (Listen here about doing things that terrify you.)
I never got up on the board, though I tried (water was super strong and crazy that day, but it was also my first time, so I’ll have to try again and see how I do).
But here’s a big lesson I learned from surfing:
When surfing, you can fall a lot. And every time… you don’t even think twice… you get right back up!
There’s no “Oh I failed, boo hoo, tuck tail and leave.”
No… you get your booty right back up on the board and try try try again. I anchored this idea every time I failed surfing because I was wowed by the experience of constant falling down and getting back up every time. Imagine applying that to everything else in life.
(Check out my podcast to learn more about surfing life lessons.)