Monday, March 1, 2010

Being Comfortable

I always find it challenging to ski with the super expert skiers. Some of my children and in-laws ski at a level that is way out of my league. I have to remind them that I am not comfortable pushing myself beyond my level of expertise. Often I hear, "Dad, you can do this - come on lets go". Fortunately I am wise enough to resist the temptation to follow their lead.

As I converse with my contemporaries, they also express the same admonitions from their children who are experts on the slopes. Perhaps our children want to keep us forever young. However, the greatest thing we can do for ourselves is to stay in an appropriate comfort zone. Challenging enough to invigorate us, but not so risky that we can get into trouble.

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