Last Saturday, my fiance and I tried rapelling for the first time. It was the last night of Xavier University Festival Days and our Thursday Dgroup, along with my fiance, decided to drop by after our Dgroup Christmas party to witness the festivities. As we were walking around the school, we passed by the 5-story (or was it 6?) building where the rapelling was being conducted by XU AMS. I’ve never tried rapelling before so we decided to have a go at it.
So we climbed up the building until we got to the roof top which was the starting point. Tickets cost P99 each. Leo Fabre, one of the member of XU AMS, was kind enough to assist us with the tickets as it turned out the tickets had to be bought on the ground floor. Once we had the tickets, we were directed to an empty classroom for the orientation. It was pretty thorough. We were told what sort of equipment we would be using, the safety measures to use and how to actually do the rapelling. For those who aren’t familiar with this, rapelling is the act of moving down a steep incline. Or in our case, the side of one of XU’s tallest buildings.
I admit I had second thoughts but I didnt really entertain those thoughts. Now why did I want to rapel down a 5 storey building? First, I’ve never tried it before. And I’m always into trying out new things. Besides, loads of other people had done it so I was sure it was totally safe. Second, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. Roaming around XU grounds was comfortable. Trying to rapel down a 5-storey building for the first time was not. Ever since I first visited XU days I’ve always wanted to try rapelling and so I figured, now was an excellent time to try it.
Finally, it was our turn. They hooked us up and then instructed us to step on the ledge. Then we were instructed to sit on our harness and then straighten our legs so we’d be forming an L shape. Then from that position, we just need to pull back the rope slowly with our right hand while maintaining tension with the left so we could rapel down.
What I learned from this experience was that the hardest part was actually stepping on that ledge. But once we started rapelling down, I found that it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. I really enjoyed it as soon as I got the hand of managing the rope. After a few minutes, our feet touched the ground safely and we just finished our first rapeling experience.
Setting goals is a lot like rapelling (for the first time). It may seem scary at first because we don’t know what to expect yet. But once we start taking action, we realize that we can actually do it. Whenever I push myself to do something uncomfortable or challenging, I find that I gain more confidence and drive. And whenever I encounter an obstacle, I look back to the past challenges I’ve overcome and I draw strength from that.
I look at life in a holistic manner. As a business owner, I need to constantly grow and improve. And I believe trying out new things helps me do that. John Maxwell’s Law of the Lid states that your business will only grow in the extent that the leader does. It can never outgrow you. And so as a leader, you must constantly raise your lid higher and higher. Trying out new things is one way of raising your lid.
In Truly Wealthy Realty, we train and coach our affiliates to be the best real estate agents they can be. We teach them to embrace growth and new experiences. We encourage them to reach for their dreams. And in order to be an effective leader, I must first do it.
What about you? Was there always something you wanted to try but fear has kept you from doing it?
Step out of your comfort zone and just do it. There’s no time like the present to try it.
May you live a Truly Wealthy life.
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