Don’t Just Do It, Do it Better

This summer, my tribe of young wakeboarders introduced me to a new term; “Fall of Shame”. They tell me it’s defined as just letting go of the rope and slowly and gently sinking after a run. So what’s so wrong with that I ask? The answer, it’s a wasted opportunity, proof you weren’t pushing to learn a new skill or perfect an old one, going easy instead of going hard. Wow, it’s no wonder I love these boys so much!

We can’t push hard in all areas of our life all the time but we need to frequently and honestly re-assess where we are and what we are doing to move forward.

  • When is the last time you took a course or read a book with express purpose of improving your job performance?
  • If you are a student, are you challenging yourself with your class selection or looking for the easy A?
  • Are you actively trying to grow your business and your influence; or are you coasting?
  • What level of effort are you really investing in your goals?

Even a 14 year old knows that life is richer for having chosen to endure the occasional stinging face plant over the peaceful “Fall of Shame”.