All Adventures Have Risks
We thought we’d continue on our Indiana Jones theme from last week and encourage you to jump into your next adventure with your whole body. Jumping in with both feet is a great place to start but if you don’t bring your mind with you you won’t last long. Adventures try our resilience our bravery and our patience. They’re often much bigger challenges than we originally predicted and it’s easy to want to turn back when we’re out of willpower.
Fuel Up Your Tanks
Do you have the energy to make it to the end of your challenge? People quit because they run out of gas, not because they stop wanting things. They stop because they’re burnout and forgot to pack an extra reserve tank or plan a refueling station along the way. Your refueling station can be anything that keeps you moving toward your goal. Sinking in quicksand is only a problem if you don’t have someone ready to pull you out.
Get Yourself Some Allies
Indiana Jones wasn’t alone through his trilogy of movies, that would likely have been pretty boring and overly unrealistic. Indy had people there with him at different times along the way. Look at most stories (fact and fiction) and you’ll usually find the main character has helpers. You need people on your side or you might never get to where your heart is leading you to go.
One Thing Leads to Another
When you say yes to adventure you set in motion a domino effect of the unknown, which means signing up for being super uncomfortable. Are you ready to be super uncomfortable? In saying yes you’re agreeing to go all in and face a long series of challenging twists and turns. You’re saying yes to new experiences, new people and personal growth—lots and lots of personal growth.
Be Brave Again and Again
You can’t predict all the times you’re going to have to be brave and take a risk, but you can say yes with a devilish grin and charge forth with confidence. Say yes to adventure. Say yes to your dreams. Say yes to yourself. And always behave boldly!