4 Surfer’s Tips To Live Your Best Chapter

My friend, Sam, the one who spoke about people living rent-free in your head here, went surfing the other day, and said that he was waiting and waiting for the perfect wave. Which never came.

And then he took the next wave, which was far from perfect, and had the perfect ride.

So Sam said there are 4 tips to learn from surfers:

  1. There’s no such thing as perfect. No perfect wave, beach, time, spouse, child, book, shirt, solution. The imperfect is as perfect as it gets.
  2. Act now or you’ll miss the wave. Thinking too much is like rocking in a chair and expecting to go somewhere. When the opportunity comes, grab it and hold on. Don’t hesitate. Don’t over-think or you’ve over-thunk yourself out of the moment.
  3.  You don’t know until you catch it. You don’t know if the wave is even good until you’re riding it. I don’t know if this sentence makes sense until I write it. You have to do the work and then you’ll learn. You have to start down the road to know if that’s the road you want to travel.
  4. Don’t be afraid of the tumble. It’s so scary to get tossed around and thrown in the washing machine of a wave but that’s the risk of jumping in the water. That’s the risk of living. Take a risk–or throw your life away.

    Sam surfing

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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4 Responses to 4 Surfer’s Tips To Live Your Best Chapter

  1. stephsoul says:

    5. don’t think about it, just do it! 😉

  2. חיה צוק says:

    היי דיאנה את כותבת נהדר והטיפים והתובנות שלך מעולות. את גם כותבת קצר ולעניין וזה מצויין בשביל להפנים את התובנות. תודה חיה

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