Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Walking on Hot Coals

Literally walking on hot coals, have you done it, chances are you did not; will you do it, chances are a big NOOOO. Well I did along with a large percentage of Air Arabia staff as part of a motivational outing. Actually it is not that daunting except for the waiver/disclaimer the organisers make you sign (that scares the hell of everybody).

So why do it, because it focuses the mind and make you look straight ahead at your target. The feeling you get after you have walked on these hot coals is tremendous, it is like you have conquered the world and there is nothing that you can not do.

I personally felt exhilaration and was very focused and generally happy, anyway it lasted for a few weeks until life and work caught up with me. Seriously, this helped bonding among staff, it almost became a rallying cry, " you guys walked on hot coals so what is a little competition" and damn, did it work!!!

OK OK I will tell how it is done, I think it is a stretch of 4 to 5 meters of hot coal, at one end you dip your feet in cold water, look ahead concentrate and move with big strides, no running or looking down at your feet. By the time you cross the water has almost evaporated.

7 comments:

  1. I love it!!! I am sooo going to do that one day, I am in no hurry but will definitely do it!! Glad it motivated you and I am loving your blog!!! *hugs*

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  2. I take it you have lots of callous below the feet to survive this ordeal! ;)

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  3. LOL Rob, no you don't and it is not an ordeal and if you flollow instructions it is painless.

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  4. W O W...i'm getting to know a side of you.....never thought existed...

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  5. Well Oussama, after your comforting comment above, I think I shall give it a try, one day ;))

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  6. Let me get this straight, you walked on hot coal? With shoes or without cause there is HUUUUUGE difference. :-)

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