Monday, January 22, 2007

Where's the adventure?

For those of you who've read the Magic Hundred, you'll know that I place a great store on setting and achieving adventure goals that serve to motivate, inspire and bring us to life, stretch our comfort zones and awaken that spark of excitement within our spirits that we once had before we 'grew up' (whatever that means).

For me, adventure has always been a big part of my life. I've always enjoyed travelling to new and unusual places, trying new foods, doing new activities and stretching myself beyond my pre-existing boundaries.

In fact, in the last few years I've been to Thailand 10 times visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Koh Samet, Phuket, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hanoi, Hoi An, Da Nang in Vietnam, I've driven the entire East coast of Australia, swam on the Great Barrier Reef, Parachuted from 14,000ft with my 15 year old daughter Kayleigh, survived a Tsunami, flown an aeroplane, a helicopter and done so many wonderful things that sometimes I have difficulty remembering them all!

I have, in fact, been living the life of my dreams!

It got me to wondering...

How many people are actually stretching themselves to put even a little adventure into their lives? Not that many if the thousands of emails I recieve every week are anything to go by!

In fact, it seems that most people are caught in a kind of groundhod day, simply reliving the same day over and over again with little variation, adventure or excitement except maybe the annual holiday.

Yet it's so easy to put some adventure into your life.

Walk a different way to work.
Eat at a different restaurant.
Apply for a new job.
Go walking in the hills. something NEW!!!

That's what adventure is about!

It's about growth and becoming more.

You don't need tons of money (though yes, it helps), just an imagination and a definite decision to make more of your days, weeks and years, in fact, YOUR LIFE, than you currently are.

Just ask yourself... 'Where's the adventure?' and if there's none then go get some!

Take a look at the video below for some ideas....

P.S - If you're thinking 'It's all right for you, you have the money to do that, you're right. I do.

Yet 5 years ago I earned £5 an hour and STILL found ways to add adventure to my life... in fact, building my business is one of those adventures.

Don't make a case for your limitations or sure enough, you'll get more!

Truth, joy and love!

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