When a child is learning to ride a bike, training wheels are a good idea.

They make the bike safer and more stable.

They give the child a greater sense of security and encourages them to ride without the risk of falling.

They increase confidence.  Sort of.

But you can’t keep them on forever.

You can’t ride to high school with training wheels.

Or complete a triathlon.

Or compete in the Tour de France.

There comes a time when they have to come off.

What about you?

Are you still playing it safe?

Have you become dependent upon removing all possible risk of falling?

Are you living your life at half-pace with the training wheels still on?

Or are you flying, with the wind in your hair and the exhiliration that comes from pedalling as fast as you can despite the risk of crashing?