At Beyond Limits Magazine, we love our readers. We love to offer stories that inspire our readers to get out and be more, do more, push further. We love to spend time with our readers and we love to have our readers spend more time perusing our site. So, today, as I send you on your way to another site, I should explain. In addition to being an editor, a triathlete, a domestic Goddess of the highest order, I am a mom. As a mom, I understand it is my duty to feed, cloth and provide for my children, but I believe that my most important duty as a parent is in teaching my children lessons now so that they will grow up to be the best adults they can be later.
There are thousands of lessons to teach children, from rules of etiquette to how to speak to others in a way that both shows and earns you respect to how to get the things you want out of life.
We have taught our children this last lesson through soccer. We have explained to them over the years that if you do not shoot, you will not score. We have explained that even when it looks like there is no shot, it is worth shooting anyway because there is always the chance that it will go in.
As the Editor at Beyond Limits Magazine this is a lesson I think our magazine teaches very well. By reading about the adventures of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, our readers see the rewards that come from taking the shot.
But today, as I was visiting some of my favorite blogs, I came across another post that I think explains it best.
If you’re determined, you can go to extraordinary lengths to avoid failure. Pursue a boring career and marry a person you don’t love. Add to that a mortgage for a suburban crapbox, car repayments on a 4WD that’ll never leave the city, a few dull friends, and a yappy dog that pees on the carpet, and you can be unpleasantly distracted for an entire lifetime. Keep telling yourself: “This is good enough, this will do,” and learn to tolerate the chronic sadness that nags from the core of your heart.
That way, you’ll never have to fail.
But really, isn’t your whole miserable life a failure, John Doe?
So ask yourself this: What are you afraid of?
Read more at The Fearful Adventurer Then tell us what you have been afraid of, why you haven't pushed yourself, why you have not taken that shot.