Published on 2009/08/05
DARE TO DREAM!
“If you have a dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Goethe
Daring to dream and take on big adventure challenges is life changing because it allows you to conquer your fears and perceived limitations.
An extreme adventure challenge will always involve fear. And to control fear you think of the challenge as a series of steps. There is no single step you cannot make and you keep moving forward every day, until you achieve the goal. You learn that there are no impossible obstacles and the only barriers were in your own mind.
And overcoming fear is so empowering and life changing that the lessons you learn will be applied to every aspect of your life.
You will be taking big risks and dealing with those risks will call on dormant strengths in yourself that you might never have discovered. Nothing is more empowering than taking a risk and succeeding.
And, of course your children will learn from your experience too. They will see that anything is possible, if you allow yourself to dream.
An extreme adventure challenge also gives you a training goal that is so motivating, you will commit to your fitness no matter what other factors try to prevent you from training.
Our recent Rinjani trip is a great example of this. Eighteen months ago, my daughter and I never thought it would happen. People booked and cancelled and we struggled with our finances. But, several meetings, two fundraising concerts, a knee operation, hundreds of Freddos and killer pythons, countless family issues and a challenging climb later, we were standing on the crater rim, enjoying the most stunning view overlooking an emerald lake and an erupting volcano in Lombok.
It was an awesome adventure; powerful and magic and infinitely fulfilling. Just do it!
Di Westaway, Managing Director WWOT