Note: To those James River readers, please excuse me for a moment while I set this up for those readers that don’t have the “best urban whitewater” running through their city.
The International Scale of River Difficulty is a standardized scale used to rate the safety of a stretch of river or a single rapid. The grade reflects the technical difficulty and skill level required. Rafters and kayakers love the thrill of conquering these river rapids and for some, the higher level the better – the more exhilarating.
Well, what if we approached the challenges we face daily with that same attitude? That’s the basis of an article I read recently by Martha Beck. Rather than keep chugging along like a locomotive (the way we’ve been taught) – “I think I can … I think I can …”, we should adopt a kayak mindset.
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