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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.