Ever since visiting the Grand Canyon in 2012, I’ve had this goal of doing the Rim to Rim hike. It’s a hike from the North Rim of the canyon to the South Rim and is a very unique hiking experience with some beautiful scenery. Many describe it as a bucket list item. However, aside from wanting to do this hike, I haven’t taken much action to make it happen… until this week.
After talking about it with my wife we sat down, picked some dates and made reservations with a hiking outfitter to do the trip in 2017. After I made my reservations, and paid my deposit (I had to commit money, so I’m all in!) I felt great, because I had taken action that will cause this event to happen in 2017. The part that was so interesting to me was how easy it was to just take action.
I often find myself researching or continuing to think about doing an activity, when instead, what I really need to do is take the step before me. Put even more simply, I just need to take the action I know I need to take.
After I hit Submit on the on-line registration form, I wondered to myself why it had taken me so long to do this. If it was that easy to get on the path to achieving this goal, imagine all the other goals I could achieve over a lifetime, if I just take action and get on the path.
How awful would it be to get to the end of life and wonder how different our things could have been if we had only had the courage to take initiative and get started on the path toward doing some things we really wanted to do?
Is there anything you’ve wanted to do, that you keep thinking about, but have yet to take action on? If so, take action today. Stick your neck out there and do something that commits you to getting on the path and seeing it through.