Is life like a giant dirt track? Or is a giant dirt track like life? Either way, when you’re timing the jumps and finding the right lines, riding around a screaming dirt bike course is an amazing rush. The intensity of dirt bike riding brings you right into the moment when the track is rutted and the dirt is flying. If there are other bikes out there, it is loud. For someone who loves it, though, it is as quiet as the inside of a church. All the chaos dissolves. You know there is a line out there. And if you find it and follow it, it will get you where you need to go. You just have to find the line.
How Do You Find the Line?
Being present, vulnerable and alive. Being in the groove, decisive and intuitive. Letting it happen. Making it happen. In the moment.
So maybe riding a radical dirt track is like life.
When you are looking at life and business decisions, you also have to be absolutely vulnerable and alive. If something obscures your vision, an emotional reaction or holding onto an assumption or illusion, you will miss something important. And that something might be painful. And not just for you. For your family, clients, and employees.
And those people, those connections, are the most valuable assets you have. They are why you work so hard. You should be grateful for their trust.
See the Line That Provides Optimal Results
And, just as in dirt bike riding, there is, in business and life, a channel of prosperity out there. And you have to be completely open and clear, alert and awake. You have to become so focused that the chaos slips away and you are fully immersed in the moment. Ready to see the line that provides optimal results. And then be decisive and intuitive, perfectly in the moment.
And if you’re not in the moment? If you lose your focus? You can get hurt out there. And if you’re afraid? Unsure? You can get hurt out there. So I guess life is like riding a dirt bike track, too.
And even if you don’t find your bliss by blasting along a rugged, choppy track of flying dirt, you still have to let the chaos slip away. You still have to be vulnerable and alive. And completely in the moment.