Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year No Limits

New Years Eve. For many of us we find ourselves at a family get together, watching a ball of light drop, giving the first kiss of the year to one we love, missing Dick Clark or playing charades. I have a theory that more charades gets played on New Years, maybe it is just my family.

For the last two years, we have rung in the New Year to ESPN. Yeah we watched the Carolina game (Go Heels!) but we flipped back and forth to the New Year's No Limits. It's the adrenaline junkie in me. Watching Robbie Maddison jump his bike more than 120 feet high and land on top of the 96-foot high replica of the Arc de Triomphe in front of Paris Las Vegas,then drop off the Arc and free fall 50 feet to a massive landing ramp. Oh yeah! Gimme more.

Being a risk voyeur, makes life pretty easy. We can live vicariously through other peoples experience and never put ourself at risk. Look at the meteoric rise of reality TV over the last 10 years. While I find this caution healthy in jumping off large buildings, too many of us carry it over into our relationships, our work environment,our faith...the list could go on. The point is, we can settle for the safety of mediocrity and fool ourselves into thinking we are living life to the full.

What risks are you being called to in the New Year?


Rich Grasso said...

Hmmm, I think I am going to risk not being so scared all the time and go for the things I want.

Daniel said...

I am going to risk working harder on my relationships.