Australian Triple world surfing champion Mick Fanning had a lucky escape while surfing in the J-Bay open in South Africa.
Mick was only moments into the competition before his frightening close encounter with a huge shark. Although shaken up, fortunately Mick was left physically unharmed.
If you’ve seen the footage it you can see just how lucky Fanning’s escape was.
Fanning was quoted on ABC news, “I’m happy to not even compete ever again. Seriously, to walk away from that, I’m just so stoked,”
How heart break is like a shark attack?
Love is the deepest human need. Everybody wants it, needs it, craves it but when love goes badly it can end up in heart break.
A feeling of helplessness, intense pain and can leave a person not wanting to let it happen again. So what happens? You play it safe.
Never stepping out, never taking a risk and pretending to be ok with mediocre. I see it all the time, people get lost in busy and fill their life with clutter. Unfortunately playing it safe prevents connection, stops relationships from evolving and in the end leaves you lonely.
If you have experienced intense heart break that has left you so frightened to take a risk I challenge you to ask yourself.
“What is the positive learning from this?”
Dig deep, there is something positive that has come of it. I’m sure of it. Think long and hard.
Maybe it is opening up a door for you to find true love with the right person?
Maybe you’ve learnt something new about yourself?
Maybe it’s your opportunity to truly be comfortable with yourself and find someone with aligned values?
There is a dusk before dawn.
Believe it or not you have a choice to let the fear of getting hurt consume you and choose to play it safe or you can get back out there and dust yourself off again and embrace this new opportunity.
What I learnt from Mick Fanning’s Shark Attack experience is the power of gratitude.
The power of gratitude can bring immense happiness and fullness of life. Gratitude can move you from feeling helpless to a place of empowerment.
Cherish the people you love and never take things for granted. Say thank you to the people who you have made an impact in your life. Your friends, your family, your pets, your colleagues the people who you cross paths with.
Be grateful. At that moment it could have all be gone for Mick he is so lucky!
I’m sure today is a day that has changed Mick Fanning’s life forever. He will always remember the day, it is his second chance in life a chance to be truly grateful and embrace every moment.
What have you learnt from Mick Fanning’s experience?
How can you apply the power of gratitude to enhance your life experience and life a full life?
Every second chance is a chance for you to turn your life around.
As a huge fan of Mick I’m so happy to hear that he is ok.