This year I made a goal to swim, not just doggy paddle but actually go
from one end of the pool to the other.
My daughter inspired me and since she is a High-School swimmer
I told her that my goal this year was to swim the 50 M in 30 sec, her fastest time.
She laughed at me and said, "Good luck it took me two years to get to this point."
But I was feeling confident that I could, after all, I'm in shape how hard could it be?
Reality set in the first day at the pool when I tried to swim 25 m and felt like
drowning by the time I got to the end of the pool.
It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
However, I was committed and each week since the New Year I have been at
the pool at least twice a week.
I noticed something that I'm getting progressively better, compared to when I
started. (That might be an obvious statement.)
But I was actually able to swim 50 m without feeling like I was going to drown.
Like many things in life there is an adaptive zone an area that can be difficult when
we start something new, but through repetition, and improving the skill we get better.
Refusing to give up in the Adaptive Zone will make you less likely to fail
and that a breakout is on the horizon.
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