“Life is like a rollercoaster – it has its ups and downs – but it’s your hoice to stream or enjoy the ride.” – Unknown
When I was a kid, I went to Kings Island one time only to find out that I was too short to ride the King Cobra. This was the stand-up coaster at the time and everyone just raved about how much fun it was. (I later found out how accurate they were even though the ride has since shut down, and possibly even been torn down.)
Anyway, for another year, I was relegated to some of the more tame coasters and those that occupied Hanna Barbera land. These rides were noticeably more chill and less stressful or intense than what the King Cobra and others had to offer.
Life often shares a similar parallel. As kids, we start out having it made. People take care of us and the hills a little more flat. The drops are not so scary and we are not expected to stay there very long. However, as we continue to progress, the challenges get harder. We are asked to overcome more fears, and are faced with steeper obstacles. Often times, it feels as though things are moving much more quickly, and the slow climb seems to take forever. Before we know it, the bottom has been yanked out from underneath us and we feel as though we are free falling. There is a little more fear and a little more panic, but in the end, we arrive safe and sound ready to take on the next challenge.
I know life can feel scary, but I challenge you to tackle it head on. Be brave as you ride the hill downward with faith that the strength you gain from a fall will give you enough speed to climb the top of the next giant hill. Trust that no matter how fast you feel the world is moving around you, you will arrive safe and sound. It will all be alright.
Bring your best today!