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Just Another Day’s Work

Monday, December 26, 2011 by Slaughter Development

For most of us, a usual day at work revolves around some combination of  emailing, computing, meeting, processing, selling, calling, writing, testing or perhaps creating. Yet, for one young man, a day at work is all about adrenaline and the only important function is staying alive.

In late November, Mich Kemeter decided to walk across a cavern in Yosemite National Park. Now, for any experienced hiker this sounds like a walk in the park rather than a death defying act, but when you add in a loose rope and a 3,000 foot drop, it’s easy to grasp the danger. Take a look at the snapshot below and see whether it musters feelings of fear:

Yes, in case you were wondering, he’s NOT wearing a safety line. For this 23 year-old, the only thing between him and death is a thin rope and two feet. And that’s why we are confident in saying that Kemeter is a professional daredevil; particularly since he has achieved several world records including one that involved highlining a 525 ft. rope across a freezing lake in Austria. And while most of us would automatically assume his fear of falling is immense, he denies any feelings of nervousness:

“You just do what you do normally. You just prepare yourself and go with it. For me, high-lining is like meditating.”

Okay, so we all can’t be daredevils, nor would we want to be. But, Kemeter’s self-assurance is inspiring. Because despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in front of him, he tackles each challenge without an ounce of hesitation or doubt. By believing in himself and trusting in the preparations he’s made, each step forward is a strong stride built in confidence and ability.

By harboring feelings of inadequacy in our jobs, we are (in our own way) facing a different type of danger. When we tackle a project without confidence it can lead down a wavering path of mediocrity and discontent. And as The Methodology Blog has mentioned on many occasions, being happy and satisfied in a job can make all the difference when it comes to achieving individual goals. So believe in yourself and take the plunge toward fueling your self-reliance!

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2 Responses to “Just Another Day’s Work”

  1. James Lawther Says:

    I am all for a bit of self belief but think it would be wise to add a rope


  2. Robby Slaughter Says:

    Thanks for the comment, James!

    I’m with you. Nothing wrong with taking safety precautions!

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