I know this topic has been discussed several times before and I debated whether or not to post about it but I skied a line that truly freaked me out for the first time in a long while. I don't mean the little hesitation you get at the top of a difficult line but the heart in the throat fight back a little bit of panic kind of scared. I think it's necessary to get that feeling every once in a while pushing the envelope is how we progress not to mention once you go back to the "easier" stuff that used to give you a little hesitation it seems much less intimidating. The exhilaration of conquering that feeling is a reward in of its self.
The line that scared me was off Knife Ridge at Wolf Creek. It was my first attempt at a sizeable cliff and I did not stick the landing. Because I was scared I didn't commit to the turn for the run in and got back seat. I embed the video below for those interested.
So what are your thoughts on pushing yourselves? or feel free to share your own stories, I am in the limbo of moving bases so don't have much of a job at the moment. I need something to talk about