I have found inspiration in so many of the people in my life. Rarely to we realize that there is inspiration all around us and all we have to do is see it and it becomes real. Yesterday I watched a video featuring my little brother produced by Stage 5, a local snowboarding team. These guys are a mix and match of talents ranging from amazing videography and photograph, graphic design, and business sense to incredibly talented athletes who are striving to do what they love and make something wonderful out of it. I watched this video, this is nothing new watching my crazy young bro attack crazy rails and huge jumps. Every now again I flinch and close my eyes for fear he wont land the next jump but he does. His style is fluid and almost seems effortless. One thing about this kid; NO FEAR. He is unafraid and takes the risk to the limit to go bigger, harder, better. Its incredible. The passion and drive behind his skill is unmatched with anyone I know. Just a real world, concrete example of strength and determination.
I am going to look at my problems like one of those big air jumps a head of Jake that he faces head on and glides smoothly through as if there was no danger. Because striking fear into our hearts is how we start down the dark road and causes us to avoid our issues and run from them or we take the easier path that is well groomed and easy. But guess what? There is no easy road, there is no path we can take down which we will be guided and supported. We have to make our own path and face each obstacle as it comes no matter how scary it is.
Go Big or go home... it takes a whole new meaning to me now.
Looking forward to a better tomorrow.