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Because sometimes you really do need a push

by Leslie Bayers, Tue, Jul 18th, 2017

It may have been a long time since you were last on a swing but I bet you can still remember how it felt. The wind in your face blowing your hair around, the thrill of getting higher and higher up to the crest of the arc and the butterfly sensations in your belly as you fall back towards the ground--only to swing back up again! You might remember with a smile having competitions with your friends to see who could swing the highest and also remember feeling nervous that you might be going higher than you were comfortable with. Or perhaps you might have been the one egging on the others to jump off!

It’s true that you can probably still get yourself going on a swing. You could use the running start method, jumping onto the seat and then furiously pumping your legs. Stretching them out, leaning back and then kicking with your heels, flexing your calves underneath of you repeating this over and over again furiously pumping your legs. You can use that momentum to keep going higher, but it takes effort and continuous self-motivation. Eventually the legs get tired and that progress you made starts to recede as the swing slows down. It could also be that you are the type that just sits on the swing and idly rocks side-to-side never moving too far forward.

InspireME exists because sometimes you actually do need a push. Someone to gently and consistently guide you to where you want to be. This doesn't mean that you just sit back and enjoy the ride--you still have to do the work of pumping your legs and reaching forward in order for you to get the most out of your experience. InspireME will also be there to make sure that you are safe while you are exploring how high you want to go. And like almost everything else in life--it’s more fun to do when you aren’t alone!

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