My Wife, BMXs and Taking Action

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Later this year my wife Caroline and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.  Next month, she's also 50.

To mark the first of these momentous occasions, she asked me to set her some challenges.  How romantic I hear you cry!

The challenges include an abseil 230 ft down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, riding the Olympic BMX Track, Hydrospeeding the rapids and water skiing a slalom.

So far she's successfully completed the water ski slalom (bearing in mind that she's only skied once before well over ten years ago with the objective being to get round at least one buoy) along with the BMX challenge (see below). The latter I have to say being something I wouldn’t have fancied doing.  Firstly as the eye wateringly steep starting ramp alone sent a shiver down my spine and secondly as surprising as it might seem, I can't ride a bike.

The remaining two are happening soon and fair play to her as her can do attitude hasn’t come as a surprise.  We are quite competitive between us and she's hardly going to be beaten by me.

What prompted this?  Well some years ago, she made a decision to not just get much fitter but also to live a healthier lifestyle.

She didn’t just make a decision, she took real action and stuck to her commitment, measuring and monitoring her progress.

To cut a long story short she’s now in the best shape of her life and is re-training to become a qualified PT instructor.

I’m incredibly proud of her for what she’s achieved and the determined way she’s approaching things, including my challenges.

I’ve mentioned in these articles before that action is what’s needed to create change in your circumstances whether it be financial and/or in life.

Over the years many people have come to me, knowing they need to do something to set in motion a plan to manage their finances to help them achieve their lifestyle ambitions.

Some take action, others don’t for whatever reason.

It could be fear of change. Or thinking things will be too complicated. Or that they don’t feel ready.

The trouble is and I’ve said this before, that taking no action is in itself a decision and usually not the best one if you want to change things.

As Caroline has shown in that when you make a decision, set a goal and take real action the results can be fantastic and life changing.

Having said that, let’s see how she gets on with the next challenge so watch this space for further updates.

Any of these must easier than the challenge of putting up with me.