Yesterday while running errands I ran in to Walgreen’s to pick up some much-needed cough drops. Standing in line the man in front of me was a fashion plate in motorcycle clothing from head to toe. The entire outfit including his shoes looked brand new– he definitely looked as if he was ready for a photo shoot.
The man was 6’2 or 6’3 weighing approximately 235 to 250 lbs. After we went outside, I noticed him standing by his motorcycle. It was a beautiful cycle but with him standing by it I realized it was a small motorcycle. His size you would expect to see a large Harley. As he pulled off it confirmed my thinking with him sitting on the bike, he was too big for something so little.
As I watched him drive off I thought he must feel very comfortable on that bike and safe. But if I were a rider and his size I believe I would want something bigger to ride. Maybe he was comfortable on that bike and felt safe and secure. It dawned on me I too like to stay in my comfort zone, doing things that are easy and things I am used to instead of getting out and trying bigger things. Let’s face it if he got on a big bike he would be out of his comfort zone for a while and might not feel quite as safe.
As I got in my car I made a mental note, to make an effort when presented with something that is hard to do to try it, to step out, take courage and who knows I might just find myself on a motor cycle too one day.