My family and I have been skiing for years. We’re comfortable on skis. We try the black diamonds, the bowls, etc. However, Reeve, my nine year old son, convinced me to try snowboarding. A father’s ego will not allow him to say, “No!” So, I said, “no problem.” Needless to say, I spent the day on the green slopes. And, I spent a lot of time picking myself up. But I figured it out and now I can say I have done it.
I like the idea of trying something different, something new and conquering it. Not just in sports, in every area of life.
While on the slopes we saw a father trying to teach his 22 month old boy how to ski. At first I thought that was cool. And it was for the first few hundred yards. But then they wiped out and the little boy was severely hurt … not so cool.
Maybe there should be balance in trying something new.