Life is a daring adventure…or nothing – Helen Keller
A Pretty simple, straightforward and most importantly, powerful statement I would say
What Is Life If Not An Adventure?
It’s a funny thing life, one day we are here and the next we are gone. Depending on your religious you may believe there is a ultimate point to life or not but in either case, what is the point of life if you are in it just to survive. Just to survive life seems to be rather a wasteful use of time and really rather pointless. If you have the gift of life then why spend 80 years justwandering through it trying to survive. if you have the gift of life it should not be wasted in this way. The gift of life should be used to have the greatest adventure you can, regardless of the fact that there may or may not be something waiting at the end of the tunnel.
How To Add Adventure To Your Life
Powerful dreams create powerful people.
A life without dreams is a life lived in the shadows, afraid of what might and could be. A life without dreams is like a hamster in a ball, you have to wonder if the hamster would be better off not existing instead of just exerting effort and going nowhere, just for the sake of doing something.
Your dreams should be the addiction you need for living a life of adventure. Your dreams should be the catalyst that drives you forward and upwards through life’s journey, sucking the very marrow out of it. Your dreams should propel you to greater heights on a daily basis and at the same time be dragging people along with you for the ride. Without dreams, and without powerful dreams, there seems little reason to exist just for the sake of existing. Dreams are thoughts about what could be, the evolution of humanity have been on the wings of people who dreamed and asked the question “What If?” No one has ever done anything of any consequence without first having had the dream.
Develop your dreams and use them to drive you forward.
2. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
When life gets safe it get boring and you become stagnant like a unkept pond.
When life is not keeping you on edge there is no need to develop, to learn, to improve. When risk is removed so is the adrenaline, the zest for excitement.
Don’t stagnate in life but instead try to COME ALIVE just a little bit more every single hour of every single day. Push yourself into uncomfortable situations so that you can triumph and feel the adrenaline coursing through your system. If it has been a while since you have felt uncomfortable then remove the cotton wool you’re wearing and get out there. Get used to feeling a tinge of excitement and fear in your life, just for the very sake of it, for the simple reason that it makes you FEEL ALIVE.
3. Be Bold
Don’t shy way from life or from challenges.
Fortune favors the bold so aggressively pursuit it. Be fearless with life and not let obstacles, people, fears, uncertainties, inhibitions or wild boars hold you back from reaching out and grabbing life by the balls and demanding what you want form it. Don’t go timidly into the night a quite sheep but instead roar like a lion and face your fears and come out the other side a better person, shaking and perhaps a bit sweaty, but victorious.
Don’t Allow Your Life Stand For Nothing
If you are not doing something daring and adventurous with your life then it is wasted, as no one else is going to step up and do it for you…they are too busy looking after their own life. If the only thing holding you back from living a daring, adventurous life is fear then work out a way of overcoming that fear. If fear is going to be responsible for your life amounting for nothing then fear needs to be enemy number one and you need to work out how to overcome your fear. Here are some tips.
Tips For Overcoming Fear
1. See The Big Picture
Most fears are focussed on the here and now, they are based on very short term consequences. If you can lift your eyes to see the bigger picture of your life and lift your thinking above the small things then sometimes this is all it takes for your short term fears to melt away. Seeing in the big picture is like looking at a patterned rug from a distance. Up close it is frayed and dirty in the details but from afar it is a beautiful tapestry. Focus on the tapestry, not the dirt.
2. Get Angry
Society will rob you of your dreams through the fear it holds over you, whether this is intentional or not. Most people are not out to frighten you but your own fear of people, of needing their approval and the risk of failure will keep you trapped. You are being robbed by fear and society, so get angry at both and then use that anger to break through the fear, don’t let it control the outcome of your life, don’t let it rob you of the one chance you ever get at life.
3. Take Baby Steps
Like people, fears come in all shapes and sizes and different fears will be perceived as different sizes by different people. The very best way to start developing a habit of overcoming fear is to start small and increase the challenges you set yourself every day, just by a small bit. I have overcome a lot of fears using this approach but currently I am stuck on trying to lie down in the middle of an open street for 1 minute without talking. Although currently in India and I know no one, I still can’t do it. I must over come this fear first so that I can move on to overcoming bigger fears yet. This might be easy for you or it might not, each persons fear is different. I can talk in front of thousands without a problem but can’t lie in a street.