If you are like me you start each morning with ‘Right! I am going to do this.’ Refreshed from a very needed good night’s sleep and the world is full of options. Times the day sort of wears you down, people don’t always see things from your side, but do not get sidetracked! Do not fall off the bicycle. Some of us have not been on one for awhile.
Riding a bike is easy. Everyone can do it. How then to get back on the proverbial when the wheels fell off the last one? Or your bike got stolen? That truck of life knocked you sideways? Let’s do this together:
- Let it go. The old bike is no longer roadworthy. Take the bell as a memory and send the rest to the scrapheap.
- Find a bicycle that suits you best. I like those pretty ones – places for flowers, pretty packages and pretty colours to make the ride all the more interesting.
- This may seem daunting but don’t take the overused highway of life, the road that is easy, you have the skills to plan an interesting route and make it financially and aesthetically viable.
- Don’t worry too much about the map, have a few great options and let’s see where the road takes us. There may be ideas lying long and dusty in the ambition box, now is the time to dust them off and take them with you on the bicycle to new beginnings.
- Surround yourself with people that think like you do, or open your mind to views you may never have considered. Team cycling is great.
- Use that memory bell to tell everyone you are back on the bike and they had better watch out! Ting a ling, ting a ling.
Confidence is the only real thing you need. Once you feel invincible on your bicycle, everything will follow. You may fall once or twice, but getting up, scars and all, is the only option. Do you have the confidence to get on the bicycle of the great unknown – which you deserve – are you ready (whether you like it or not, because seriously, letting the past/feeling weak/doubt is going to hold you back) to get back on the bike, with those pretty flowers and a book of great ideas – it’s fun once you try it.