Riding a Bike

So the book is so close to being done.

I received the proof in the mail and there are a few small edits that I need to make.

But that isn’t what I wanted to talk about.

On New Year’s Eve I was outside with my daughter teaching her to ride her bike without training wheels.

There are two ways that I have found to do this. I can hold on to the handle bars and keep her from falling or I can hold on to the back of the bike seat.

She wants me to hold on to the handlebars because then I can’t let go without her knowing.

When I am holding on to the back of the seat, I can let go and she doesn’t realize it.

These are the times that she just keeps riding.

And she does it well….

Until she realizes that I am not holding on anymore.

Then she loses control and crashes.

I think that we are like that sometimes when it comes to our work.

We need someone to guide us in the beginning.

This could be a coach, mentor, teacher, trainer or whatever he or she may be.

They show us the ropes and then they let go, sometimes without us even realizing it.

But once we realize it, we have a choice to make.

It is a choice.

We can choose to keep going.

Or we can choose to fail.

Which will it be?