Courage. The longer you stand there looking down, the scarier it gets. True in skateboarding and true in life. Fear is ready to talk you out of every big goal you want to achieve. Fear is the king of “why you shouldn’t” do anything. Fear tells you… It’s too far down. It’s too steep. You’re going to fall. You’re going to hurt yourself. You’re going to embarrass yourself. You’re going to look stupid. You’re not ready. You don’t know how. Let someone else go before you. Watch from the sidelines. When you are faced with the choice to go for it or step aside and defer, model the skateboarder dropping in for the first time. Stomp down on the front of your board, lean in, and be decisive. The accomplishment is yours for the taking. And if you fall the first time and the second time and the third time, get right back up because the next time, is your time to shine! And literally everyone wants to see you shine!
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