The Flying Wallendas are a world-famous tight rope walking family. One of their unique features is that they train and perform without the use of a safety net.
When asked about their success, the mother responded that because they don't use a safety net, every step is life or death. This is the greatest motivation one can have to do their best.
Perhaps in life, when things are too easy, we don't strive for our full potential. Instead of being limited by fears of failure, maybe we could be motivated by the desire to live.
Thanks to my good friend Elizabeth Gaffney for sharing this story with me. Check out her London shopping site here: http://www.shophoppingmap.com/