You know those things in life that scare you? Those times when it would be far easier to play it safe and stick with what you know, rather than venturing out into the uncertainty of the unknown? Well, I’ve got a few of those times going on in my life right now. I love a challenge, and I’ve thrown myself into some exciting potential career opportunities and I’ve also set my sights on a lofty personal athletic goal. Both of these things scare me. To death. But I’m sure that you know, as well as I, that those are precisely the times when we grow.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation, right?
One of the scariest things I’ve ever done was to move across the country to get my Chiropractic degree in Toronto. That was 2002, and my twenty-two year-old self knew exactly no one in Southern Ontario. But I took the plunge, and that spring-boarded me to meeting my husband, many of my best friends, and a career that I love. It was a defining moment in my life, and one that changed my trajectory completely.
Another pivotal, yet terrifying decision, was selling my clinic in 2010. I simply couldn’t be everything to everyone; and although the choice to sell the clinic I’d built from nothing and focus on my young son and my family’s priorities was the right one, it was both intimidating and life-changing. Ultimately, that’s what brought me here, to Burlington Sports & Spine Clinic, where I’ve found the perfect fit.
So, what’s ambition?
May you have both. Do one thing every day that scares you, they say? I say you should also do one thing every so often that terrifies you.