Well, maybe not last, but not always first.
Yes, that pit will always be in my stomach as I watch my daughter ride a treacherous bit of terrain. But the sheer elation on her face and the growing confidence in herself when she cleans it? Well, that shatters my pit into a thousands bits of joy.
I feel that same pit every time I choose to tackle a tricky bit of trail or a tricky patch at work. And so, in the outdoors or at work, I aspire to be a “good failer.” If we can fail well, then the risk of taking risks decreases. And really, the only way to “fail well” is to practice A LOT.
However, we, and our kids, only get to practice failing if safety is sometimes second and sometimes even third or fourth.
So, that’s my question: how and when do we make safety second?
Missy Park, Founder