Only by taking risks can we hope to accomplish
the extraordinary –
Spark – Circ de Soleil
- John U. Bacon, Lyn Heward
When you were little, did you ever get in a tree swing and kick off as high as you dared? Did you feel the surge of reaching for the sky and free falling backwards into who knew what? I did. It was risky, the branch could break, there could be someone behind you, you could fall, the seat could break. . . but we did it anyway. Anyone regret it? I don’t.
Now however I have a bit more trouble kicking high and free-falling. In Circ De Soleil, they take risks. They do something crazy, they try new things and we (at least those who have been fortunate enough to see a show) benefit from the amazing experience. Nothing however will happen, if they don’t first get on the swing, kick off into the unknown, and well. . . see what happens.
Sometimes we do fall. We can put our hand on hour chin and say, hummmmm. . . wonder why that didn’t work? Then try again with adjustment. If it still doesn’t work, are we a failure? Nah. Just eliminated another wrong answer!
I don’t know about you, but I want something extraordinary. I want to be able to step beyond the ordinary and come to a place where I know I’ve kicked as high as I can, used all the rope I have available, used the sturdiest branch and touched my toes to the sky.
How about you?