This picture was taken of me this past Friday night at Harriman HIgh School’s football game.. I was kicking for cash. This means I was one of two people chosen out of the audience to go onto the field at halftime to attempt a field goal for money. We could attempt the kick from wherever we wanted and if we hit the field we would receive $2 per yard. This includes the 10 yards of end zone.
Knowing my lack of kicking ability, I chose to kick the ball from the 5-yard-line.
I didn’t make the kick.
I didn’t win any money.
But I did get a consolation prize: a $10 Taco Bell gift card and the disrespect of my peers.
Did I (a 6′ 7”, 300-ish pound man) look stupid going out onto the field and missing a 5-yard-field goal? Did I embarrass myself, my family, my church, whoever by doing it?
I don’t know.
What I do know is that I don’t care.
Sometimes you have to do things you wouldn’t normally do. Sometimes you have to take a chance. Sometimes you have to put yourself in a position to possibly fail.
And that should be a good enough answer for me and you to occasionally take risks.
What was the last somewhat silly thing you did…just because?
(Thanks to Melissa Coley for the picture!)