Finding the way out
Whether blasting down a hill through the woods, in the dark on a mountain bike, or flying down the line while surfing a wave absolute commitment is essential.
Let go of the breaks. Go. Absorb the bumps. Carry the speed. Go.
Intuitively, you’ll find a line.
Intuitively, there’s a path, a line through the chaos.
It’s already there, point the bike, or surfboard and go.
Until you lose the line.
Until the wave starts closing out.
Then, it’s time to get fully committed to bailing.
Intuitively, it’s there.
Intuitively, there’s a way to keep yourself safe.
The switch between being fully committed to one line, then fully abandoning that plan and being fully committed to saving your arse happens quickly on bikes and surfboards.
In relationships, it’s another story.
Bad relationships, hopeless projects and terrible ideas fall apart more slowly. The wipe outs can be imperceptible.
Getting out is less intuitive.
Saving your arse in slow motion isn’t fuelled by breathtaking adrenaline.
How do you know it’s time to bail?
How do you change directions fully and commit completely to saving your arse?