Remember when you went on a roller coaster for the first time? You stood in a line full of people who couldn’t wait to get on. Excitement dominated the air and the expectation of thrill was just around the corner. Your mind raced to wonder what it was going to be like. With every step closer, there was a collective increase in anticipation. People smiled. You smiled back. You talked about what it was going to be like; giddy like you just ate 10 donuts.
As you got closer to the end, you’re presented an opportunity; where to sit? It’s not as if there is a bad seat on the ride. It’s a matter of which perspective do you want to have? Is it best to sit in the very front? Or the very back? Either way, those are prime seats and you’re gonna have to wait in line a little longer. There’s something special about those seats. However, no less fun are the seats in between. In fact, no matter where you sit, you still get to experience the thrill of the ride.
Yet, for some the ride will be terrifying. The rider alone, interprets the experience.
This, is what change is like.
If you want the best, you’ll have to wait a little longer than others. Those opportunities are in high demand and they require a sacrifice to get to them.
If you want to get on the ride, you can and you’ll have to wait, but not as long. It’s still a fun ride and you’ll have a blast.
Then, there’s the experience of the ride. You have two choices:
1) Throw your hands up at every drop, scream like a little kid and run to the back of the line to do it again.
2) You embrace the fear of the ride where every drop, loop and corner is absolutely terrifying and you’ll walk away hating it and never wanting to ride again.
Your choice. The ride is perfectly safe. It’s up to you to decide if it’s thrilling or terrifying.
Herein lies the crossroad in which change is embraced or rejected.
What will you decide?