Time To Face Your Fears and Drop In

Okay, so quick story.

I spent all day today surfing a huge summer swell in San Diego.  These waves were generated by an earthquake off the coast of New Zealand about a week or so ago.  74 degree water, sunny, 8-12+ foot waves and just a great day to be out at Blacks Beach in La Jolla, Ca.

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Blacks Beach

So your probably wondering how I am gonna tie this in to business and life and so on and so forth so here is the ah-ha moment.

When your paddling out in 8-12+ foot waves its easy to get a little nervous, especially if you have not done it in awhile.  You can begin to doubt yourself and even sometimes hesitate to take action.

Same as life, if you have fear or apprehension about something, the only way to get rid of that fear or apprehension is to “drop in.”  Start that business you have always wanted to start.  Begin writing that book you have always wanted to write.  Paddle into that perfect 12 foot barreling left hand wave and get after it and something very interesting will happen almost immediately.  Your fear will DISAPEAR.

Its amazing, fear fades with action.  Even if you fall on the wave or have to rewrite that chapter in your book, the fear will be gone.  You will realize that it was not so hard and wonder why you ever hesitated in the first place.  That’s why marathon runners always say that the hardest step in a marathon is not the last step, its the first one.  That is also the reason that so many people will never reach their dreams, because they are too scared to take that first step.

So today, after you read this, look at your life and figure out what you have been putting off because you were too scared to act.  Suck it up, take a deep breath and take that first step.  Put the first words down to your book.  Incorporate that business you have always wanted and drop into that perfect left and then paddle back out to your buddies with a huge smile on your face, because you know they are all jealous!

Good luck out there, go make it happen.

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A former Inc. 100 corporate finance manager turned Adventure Capitalist, Mat now travels the world in search of warm water, big waves and powder snow. A firm believer in one's ability to change their reality, only several years ago, Mat found himself burnt out in the business world at a young age. Although successful, he remained unsatisfied. He left his... Read More

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12 Responses to “Time To Face Your Fears and Drop In”

  1. Dave Booda says:

    Yeah buddy – amen

  2. Good Post Man! It’s so true. People let the “I can’t” in there brains all the time. They, (myself included) think, “I can’t do this” or let the doubt get in the way of them over coming something that they know in their minds is what they want to be doing. People fear the uncertain.

    Gitomer has quote I like, “successful people keep open minds and are afraid of nothing.”

    It should also be noted that sometimes those massive waves knock you down and half drowned you. But you learn a heck of a lot more by getting smacked around to know what you need to do differently the next time.


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    thank for helping a brotha out dude!

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  9. Andrew says:

    Wow, what a story!!! Now living in Oregon, this brings back fond memories. Let me know if you would be interested in sharing it with us at yourLUME


    Founder – yourLUME

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  11. mattdeparis says:

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