Originally posted by Jennifer Mackerras on June 12, 2013 at www.activateyou.com/blog.
This is the fourth part of a short series on how to go about pushing your comfort zone and trying new stuff. Week 1 was about why it’s a good idea to leave your comfort zone. In week 2 we explored how our fear of getting it wrong can hold us back, and how to move past it. Last week was all about starting from where you are instead of waiting for perfect timing or conditions. This week is about finding hidden assumptions and practicing all the elements that will make up your activity.
This time I have for you a cautionary tale about the dangers of hidden assumptions, and the vital importance of remembering to practice the little things.
This is a water bottle. It is, in fact, the bottle that I received at the end of the Bristol 10k. Like all the other runners, I received a similar one during the race, about halfway through.
Some of them poured the water over their heads.
Most of them drank from the bottle.
I didn’t do either of those things. I did something far sillier.