“Walking is falling forward.
Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked.
In this way, to walk becomes and act of Faith.
We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle – an Iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go.
For the next seven years I will plummet across the world.”
These are the first words of an article entitled “Out of Eden” written by Paul Salopek in this month’s edition of “National Geographic”
Paul is embarking on a treacherous 21,000 mile walk – “retracing, on foot, the pathways of the ancestors who first discovered the Earth at least 60,000 years ago.”
Reading “National Geographic” each month inspires me more than most (if not all) business and Motivational books and blogs I read because the stories are REAL . . . and they are mysteriously SO relevant to what’s happening TODAY in my (our) world.
These intrepid explorers are discovering new worlds in a world the common man thinks we know all about.
They take us into the past experientially and teach us that those who came and went before us were pretty darned smart folks . . . We have a LOT to learn from them . . . Stuff we have spent eons FORGETTING their wisdom.
I tend to get somewhat wistful this time of year as I reflect on the first 11 months of the year . . . and contemplate how I will FINISH the year.
I know that it’s not over til it’s over . . . There’s still time to do something more.
So . . . I am FAR from “calling it a year”
How ’bout you?
Let’s keep walking!
PS: This is VERY exciting stuff for me because I have HUGE goals