“Oh CRAP!” was my first thought (not really, but this is a PG rated show) as I felt my center of gravity shift backwards. I knew I was going down. It was kind of surreal and in slow motion. In a flash of time I thought about the possibility of breaking a bone, the need to stop sliding down the mountain before going over the edge and hoping my daughter fared better than I did on the icy run. Our last run of the day.
When I finally came to a stop, and surveyed the situation, I realized I had ungracefully accomplished a garage sale wipeout (the kind where you lose all your gear: skis and poles. Almost immediately people came alongside and offered help, collecting my gear. They asked if I was OK. Thankfully I was not hurt.
My skiing #FAIL reminded me how much skiing is like life:
- In order to succeed, you must take some risk and gain a little speed. Refer to blog post, Skis are parallel on the ground and in life
- If you are tired, it’s time to stop and take a break.
- Too much speed spells a lack of control and a wipe out.
- When you fall, people help you up.
Just like in skiing, in our personal lives and in work life, we make mistakes and we learn from them, hopefully with no broken bones to show for it!