When Was The Last Time You Pushed The Limits Like ThisI just came across this video today from kottke.com.
Take a second.
Watch it in awe.
It is amazing. It is beautiful.
... Or, its just plain crazy.Your opinion would, of course, depend on where you are standing.
If you are sitting at home from the middle of the comfort zone, this is definitely crazy.
If you are any one of those surfers, in the middle of the impact zone (as they affectionately call it) they probably think its equally crazy, but more thank that, its beautiful.
From Where I Am Standing...From my seat in a coffee shop in the middle of the desert, it is certainly beautiful. More than that, its inspiring.
As each surfer comes so close, within micro-seconds of making out of the tube, I found myself rooting for them on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was watching an Olympic Games competitor attempting a new record where millimeters counts.
I don't get it. I wouldn't be out there if you paid me. But I wanted them to win. I wanted them to make it.
And that inspired me to ask, "If someone posted a video of what I was doing, would it be so epic, so challenging, so against-the-status-quo-norm that, even if they didn't understand it, they would root for me to win?"
When was the last time you pushed the limits so much that, crazy or beautiful or both, the world would root for you?
How can you begin to approach your work, project, or passion like that today?