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My husband wants to cage dive with Great White Sharks. He went swimming with Whale Sharks and bungee jumping. He wants to go skydiving and mountain climbing one day.
I have no desire to get up close and personal with a sea beast. I would enjoy the view from the mountaintop, but I have no desire to scale the mountain. And I certainly won’t jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
He says these things make him feel alive. They feed his soul. The adrenaline rush is exhilarating. Being unable to think about anything else and having to be fully in the moment gives him a high.
His heart races. His hands tremble. His mind is consumed with being completely present in the moment.
I have experienced all those feelings, from the safety and comfort of my desk.
I’m a different kind of adrenaline junkie.
Every time I tweet what I’m really feeling in that moment, I get a rush. Just before I publish a particularly vulnerable post, my hands shake. The idea of speaking publicly and sharing the things on my heart makes my heart practically beat out of my chest. Once I finally decide I’m going to submit a speaker proposal, I am terrified. It’s as though I’m standing on the edge of a cliff.
And I jump.
No parachute. No bungee cord. With the click of a button, I release who I am out into the universe with no concern for what happens next.
And I feel ALIVE. My soul flourishes.
What do you want? What will make your soul come to life? Are you ready to let following your dreams give you the adrenaline rush of a lifetime?
Start thinking about your dreams. Prepare yourself to follow them. Put in the required effort. And when the time is right…
Take the leap.
After all, the worst that will happen is failure or rejection, which seems a lot easier to deal with than a cage diving trip gone wrong.