“We are walking a thin tight wire with no net. That is where we are.”
The Great Wallendas.
Most people know them.
For years this family has secured a cable from one very tall structure to another very tall structure and walked the length between the two.
With no net.
There are those who may be, even as I am typing, feel like you are also walking a very thin tight wire with no net.”
It may be finances.
It may be a marriage.
It may be a job.
One slip and you are ruined.
One slight hint of wind and your marital bliss becomes a pile of matrimonial carnage.
One misstep and years of blood, sweat and tears are wiped out.
And there is no net.
In an interview before one of their high wire walks, a reporter asked one of the younger Wallendas, Nik, how they concentrate at that height, in horrible conditions knowing that below them is certain death.
“First of all, you never look down.”, said the young Wallenda.
“Second of all, you never look down.”, he repeated.
The interviewer trying to convey the difficulty of this challenge to the television audience said, “You said you never look down twice.”
“Correct.”, said Nik Wallenda.
“If you look down and consider the outcome you are dead already.”
“You must always keep your eyes focused on where you are going. Not where you have been. Not even where you are. Only where you are going.”
So, if you are knees are trembling, the winds are blowing and you know that to look down will spell disaster, take the advice of the Wallendas and keep your eyes tightly focused on where you are going.
A simple but applicable truth.