Today we’re heading down to Philip Island in Victoria, Australia to watch the Penguin parade.
It’s a wonderful magical experience where the resident Penguins come home for the night and make their way from the sea up to their burrows in the sand dunes behind the beach.
There are hundreds of them all coming home at the same time and it’s an absolute delight to see them greeted by family members and chattering loudly to each other. It’s almost like a black & grey smurf village!
It’ll actually be our second time going, because our daughter was too young to remember the first time
Our only challenge is we can’t find accommodation in the area for a reasonable price due to the time of year.
So we said, let’s just head down there and take the punt anyway. We’ll find something.
It’s not a huge risk, we’ll find somewhere, or turn around and come back for the night. However, this ‘Que Sera’ attitude really underpins our life.
What the hell, let’s do it anyway. Let’s just try it and if it works great, if not we’ve learned something, experienced something, have grown in someway.
Too many friends and colleagues I know put up huge barriers from experiencing anything. There are always too many reasons why something won’t or can’t work.
I have two words for you – Stop It!
Life is for living, it involves taking risk along the way, sometimes small, sometimes big, but nothing will move forward unless you’re prepared to take a risk every now and then.
So next time you find yourself putting up the psychological barriers, say to yourself ‘Sod it, let’s take the punt & do it anyway’!
You never know where it might take you!
Good Luck! 🙂
January 2, 2019