So this week has been pretty crazy. Although I'm not on the island anymore (except for every Thursday night on ALONE!) I'm still faced with challenges and struggles every day. However, I handle these struggles the same way I would in the wilderness. Maybe without a knife or an axe, but definitely with the same mind-set!
In my mind, an "adventurous soul" is someone who isn't just fun-loving or thrill-seeking. Instead, they go out in search of adventure as a whole. They don't cower at hardships because they dare to see how they may react in the face of adversity.
These are the quotes that I believe best capture the mindset of an adventure seeker!
"Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation." - Mark Twain
It takes more than confidence to achieve a goal. Sure, it may help, but it can only get you so far. From what I've learned over the years of doing wilderness expeditions, perseverance, critical thinking skills and common sense are key.
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson
It's easy to have a plan, it's harder to decide what to do with that plan once everything you've perceived is turned on its head. I like to plan on my plan not working out... it never does.
"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
If you dare to achieve anything, you're going to fail. Count on it. Don't lose your enthusiasm.
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." - Helen Keller
The Helen Keller quote is easily my favorite quote of all time. The last sentence is often quoted, but the first part is usually overlooked. In my opinion, the true context of the quote comes from the "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure." If you're living life in a bubble, you'll never learn what an incredible world we live in.
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