THE NEED TO MAKE SOMETHING EXTREME DAY TO DAY
By 2020, extreme sports will challenge professional and collegiate team sports for the title of most-watched category of sports content. With 100 hours of GoPro video currently being uploaded to YouTube every minute of every day, and sales of action cameras growing nearly 50% annually and projected to hit 9 million in 2018, the extreme sports juggernaut looks unstoppable.
There is no physical difference between you and any skydiver out there jumping out of planes each day. We have arms we have legs we have a brain and we have heart. The difference is in the belief of our own ability and allowing ourselves to have rewarding experiences which makes anything else seem day to day. If you understand risk you can mitigate risk. Whether it be driving in cars, flying planes, scuba diving or rock climbing, if you do something wrong, it may have dire consequences.
Do we think about those consequences every time?
Skydiving has taught me, we should to. It is through planning for the worst and practicing what to do in all potential emergency situations which gives us peace of mind to enjoy the experience of the activity.
CREATE A STRONGER MINDSET
You know yourself better than anyone does.
You know how you react in different situations.
You know how you react in stressful situations.
Imagine a world now where you constantly rehearse all the possibilities of what can go right and what can go wrong. Imagine a world where through common sense, training and understanding you can evaluate situations and have a greater awareness of what it takes to be safe.
Then think of how much fun you can have jumping out of planes, learning to fly wing-suits, becoming an instructor, competing on competitions where your focusing on enjoyment because what to do when you open your parachute is second nature.
I have been jumping out of airplanes for 25+ years and have over 9000 skydives and Im over 48 years of age and have never been fitter in my life.