I don’t think it’s possible to have adventure without learning – they’re one and the same. If we keep doing the things we are familiar and comfortable with, we will never find adventure. For us to live life to the fullest, we must continually look for ways to improve.
If we’re not careful we can all too easily get stuck in a rut of work, home, sleep, repeat. That’s where we feel most comfortable and safe. Sometimes it’s important to strip that familiarity away. Sure, it can be scary. But that’s where we learn how to adapt and thrive and learn. Embrace the discomfort, it’ll help you grow.
I know a lot of people look at adventures in the big sense of the word – climbing Everest, exploring the Antarctic or backpacking through the jungle. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but for a lot of people that’s just not achievable as a full-time lifestyle.
Sure, I could spend my days yearning after those big adventures. As much as I am a dreamer, I’m a do-er too. I want to see action and results.
I believe that to truly embrace adventure you should be willing to accept it into every single area of your life. To constantly be challenging your expectations, your routine and your habits.
Every day I have a thirty-minute lunch break at work. Sure, I could sit at my desk and eat a slightly-stale sandwich every day whilst staring out of the window. Or I could step outside and go in search of something new.
Adventure is about embracing the unexpected, venturing risk, letting things come to us – Every. Single. Day.
None of this is possible without first being open to learning new things. That’s where Lessons Learned comes in… I’ll be chatting to some awesome adventurers, terrific travellers and brilliant bloggers to find out what we can learn from them.
If you think you’ve got something you could teach me – I’d love to hear from you!!