A participant in one of our classes commented, “The trail was harder than the climb.”
The reason wasn’t because the trail was objectively harder. (It wasn’t.) It was because this particular student felt like they had a choice to opt out of the climbing. And for whatever reason felt like they needed to finish the approach.
Of course, it always feels easier when we have a choice to opt out.
Opting out may be a sign of privilege but often we use it as a crutch.
How will you ever know your limits if you are never given the opportunity to explore them?
When is the last time you went to the edge and see if you could step over?
If you are looking to push a limit, it’s worth the time to invest in creating a system that makes it harder to back out.
Not many of us choose the stairs when there is an escalator right in front of us.