Lesson of the day: Something may not as easy as we thought when we do it ourselves, but it is worth the effort to do it.
Last week Saturday, my company was having a team building activity, obstacle course. The course is coded into 4 difficulties level on different sites, and there are 4 sites. Green, blue, red and black are the colors to represent the easiest to the most difficult one.
So, why is it exciting?
The first site was a warming up site. The instructor briefed us about the safety and such and we are allowed to go by our own on the first site. Basically to make use to it. At the end of the first site, we are doing “flying fox” to the second site.
On the second site, they had a double black course. It looks not that hard to do, yet some of us took some time to reach the other end. One of my friends asked, which route you’re going to take? Before I answered it, the instructor answered I believed that she’s going to take the black one. And I smiled and nodded to my friend and say, yep, I’m going to take the black one.
Why I took the double black route?
- It’s not about pride. I don’t care whether I feel inferior because my friend did that while I’m not.
- It’s not about show off. I don’t care (either) whether my friend thinks that I’m not fit enough for it.
The reasons are:
- Stretching myself, you’ll never know that you can do it, unless you try it.
- Thinking is harder than doing, when I think that it’s hard to do, then I would never be able to do it.
- Exploring myself more, to know more about ourselves, to become friends with our fear, our worries, and other things.
To conclude, although most of us had a slow start, because some are afraid of heights, some are not used to the equipments yet, but later on, we all had so much fun and more importantly, we challenged ourselves.