I am reminiscing one of my champion moments to remind myself what I am capable of. One of them was the time when I just decided to try parasailing.
That was in the 90’s and it was in Penang, I would just decide to go for a holiday to visit my friend and colleague then. He and his wife took me to the beach and there I was fascinated about being up in the sky on parachute.
I saw from a distance a man was being pulled by a speedboat and then the boat stopped and the man was still flying but suddenly he fell into the water when the wind stopped blowing. I was excited and asked the operator about the parasail and if I could fly because I cannot run. I saw one person had to run while being pulled by the speedboat. He said I need not run and so I decided to do it. Without a thought I said I want to go up on my own without assistance. And so I was being prepared for my flight up.
No thought came to mind except wanting to be up there in the sky like a bird.
I was pulled up by the speedboat so fast when I reached up the sky, I have never felt so free and so happy in my life. I understand what a bird’s eye view mean and how a bird’s ability to feel free. I thoroughly enjoyed the moment. I was called out of my happiness and trance in a very short time when the operator shouted me to pull the cord to come down. I refused because it was not long. He insisted because the wind slowly becoming strong. I reluctantly pulled the cord and landed on the sandy beach. I landed on my bum on the sandy beach. It was the best although short moment of glory for me. It really, really felt so good. I can still feel it now. I am anchoring this feeling right now. Then my colleague’s wife wanted to fly but got one of the operators to fly with her.
One American lady came up to me and asked me how it was and I shared the excitement with her. She said I was so brave because she was still contemplating of doing something different that day being her 50 birthday. I encouraged her to do it. Not sure if she did or not.
I shared my excitement and my experience with my friends and then my excitement died down when they told me horrible stories about parasailing. I was glad I did not hear anything negative when I was in Penang.
You see, I am someone who takes chances in life when I was younger. As I grew older over the years and through the conditioning of my surrounding, I became somewhat a person who began to fear starting anything. Then of late I realized how a coward I have become when I look back after that parasailing experience, I have lost my own potential.
I dared live life to the fullest without a thought because being alive each day is a risk. I have just recently been brought back to this beautiful exciting memories as I needed to achieve my goal and through NLP coaching exercise, it has helped me realise my potential and my qualities are still there (which I have buried deep in my unconscious level) and to bring it forward so that I can fully reach my potential and goals in the future.
Those who know me know that my caliper can never limit me to do anything I put my heart into. Perhaps I need to do twice or three times harder. It is my limiting belief that stops me.
As I look back again, yes, I have achieved so many things I wanted to do. There were difficult moments. I was a semi finalist for the local Wheel of Fortune, acted in stage plays, volunteer for charity works, swim, walk 5 km marathons, bought a tricycle so I can cycle, drive, dance, sing, and training, coaching, conduct laughter therapy, and looking forward to be a motivational speaker to change lives and make a difference.
I CAN, I CAN, I CAN…. I AM BORN FOR GREATNESS!