I love roller coasters, I truly do! I used to draw them when I was little. I would make my own designs of what the most awesome roller coaster would look like.
I had my fear of them, but it was an exciting fear and one I intended to overcome in every situation. There was a time I arrived in life, where the fear of any roller coaster could not be more exciting! I wanted that fear…
I could officially say at that point, that I’ll take on any roller coaster!
If there’s one thing I learned about roller coasters are the initial anticipations before a first drop are usually the best.
The climb you have too make in order to experience just pure awesomeness for many is the most scariest part of the ride, but for me it’s the most amazing adrenaline building process.
It also seems that the longer the anticipation, the greater the preparation for the fall, or the higher it goes, the more exciting that drop is going to be once gravity releases us.
I’m a kid again when this happens. As we’re ascending, my arms are in the air, my legs and feet are wailing around, and I just can’t stop hopping up and down in my seat as far as the support bar will let me go up. Oh yes, and I’ll just digress and mention that the best ones to me are when you’re suspended in the air and your arms and legs are just dangling!
Yes, you can definitely see my childish side come out in those situations; waiting, waiting, and just unable to control my excitement, until…
The floor drops out from under you and you are accelerating at a speed that makes your face cheeks burn so intensely from a smile that’s grinning from the ear to ear and will not wipe off to save your life…
Yep, that’s me…. I’m that guy.
Man, I love it! Roller coasters are awesome…
From my chair I’ve learned many things about riding a roller coaster when it comes to the art of building excitement and the anticipation in someone’s mind. Yes, it’s an art because you have to design a thrill based on natural human behavior in the event of fear driven circumstances.
You can’t just wing stuff like together, you have to know the natural response of a human mind and what helps them anticipate a better ride.
If you build rides, you understand human behavior, or you should especially if you want to give them the ride of their life!
One of the biggest things that you can take from a roller coaster ride is how we anticipate the drop.
Our anticipation works in the same fashion all the way around the block and it seems that no matter what we experience in our world it’s the part of our life that determines how awesome that drop is actually going to be!
The longer, scarier, or more challenging that climb to your drop, and when gravity lets you go can give you a great indication of how great things are about to be for you.
Can you imagine hopping on a roller coaster that only climbs 3 feet in the beginning and drops down 2 feet and slowly takes you back around to the start covering only about 1800 square feet?
You can compare that roller coaster to the lives of many people who just didn’t want to climb or challenge their selves hard enough. They wanted immediate gratification and just could not wait out for any great challenges that would be imminent if they decided to climb hard and go for the big drop.
The need for immediate gratification was never the mark of real winners in our history. Many of us say we want to experience the roller coaster drop of our life, but we’re not willing to make that long anticipated climb. The scare of such a climb is too scary to think about and thus we abort, or play it safe on the 1800 square footer…
Yeah, that doesn’t sound too exciting.
I mean I get it; some people just want to be simple, and just live simply not having to worry about trying to get ahead of other people all the time.
Guess what? Me too. I enjoy the simple things in life, and I enjoy working with people and competing for fun, not out of malice or anything, but just because everything should be fun anyway.
I’m not trying to get ahead of other people; I’m trying to get ahead of myself. It’s not about being better than others; it’s about being better than I was yesterday!
Just because I like to be simple and do a little bit of walking by some quiet waters here and there doesn’t mean I don’t like adventure!
Really and seriously, don’t give up the chance to really experience life and make some awesome things happen. You’re going to want to say to yourself one day that you are glad you took the chance, not, I wish I could’ve would’ve…
Think of the biggest metaphoric roller coaster of your life… Something that you would want to accomplish but didn’t want to because of the delayed gratification is comes with, it would just take too long, or the road would be too hard, or you might get bruised and banged up along the way…
I can’t tell you to climb the roller coaster. There’s nothing I can do or say that will make you do anything that really stretches your abilities and makes you jump out and take it all by the horns and scream with a euphoric excitement… nothing; nothing I can do…
All I can do is remind you that, yes, you do have a roller coaster in your life and it’s there waiting for the daring ‘you’ to take it on, so you can finally experience the drop of your life…
I would love to hear all about your roller coaster! Please share… Tell us if you’re on it, if you’re waiting, or what’s stopping you.
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