The option to learn
In waterpolo, and I think it’d be the same for soccer and basketball, if you’re the keeper, or if you’re where the keeper would be, you never pass the ball down the centre of the field unless you can be 100% certain it can’t be intercepted. You always take the easiest option to get the ball up the field.
In life, when you’re presented with options, some easy, some hard, it pays to take the option that you will learn the most from. This is almost always the hardest option. Sometimes you’re presented with a hard option, and you have the choice to not do anything. For example, talking on behalf of a group. You have the option to be quiet and let someone else speak, or you have the option to take the initiative and speak for the group. If the option to speak up will teach you the most, or at least increase your skills in some way, then really you don’t have an option.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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