Who doesn’t like travelling? Whether it is backpacking or being a tourist, we all love to explore the world differently. The world is full of explorers who are ready to conquer every obstacle they encounter along the way. Moreover, these explorers have one thing in common- “They aren’t afraid of failure” Today, social media is flooded with thousands of such great spirits that we see and get inspired from.
Let’s see the journeys of famous modern-day explorers and what we can learn from them.
1. Overcome Your Fears
According to Ed Stafford, the Guinness World Record holder for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, “My greatest fear is not living my life”. He not only gives us major goals to explore the world but to explore the world without any fears. We can totally take bravery lesson or two from him when we plan our next adventure. Moreover, the biggest lesson to learn is to adapt yourself depending on the situation you get caught in because you have better abilities than you think you have.
Whether you want to overcome your fears, or you want to take up a new challenge you are only limited by your mind. Those who understand the meaning of overcoming their fears and achieving the indispensable, tend to give their 100 percent and go through the most demanding situations.
2. Preparation is Critical
Jessica Watson, when she was just eleven-years-old, first heard the story of Jesse Martin, the youngest person (19-year-old) to complete a non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. At such a naive age, the story stuck with her, and she intended to do the same thing. Though, too inexperienced and far too young to endeavor into something so dangerous, Jessica recalls that preparation was critical at every step. Her hard work and preparation helped her to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world at the age of seventeen, unassisted, and non-stop.
The biggest lesson to learn is- “For being ready for life’s big moments, the right preparation is critical in determining your success or failure”.
3. Life Is All About Taking Educated Risks
Cas and Jonesy, Aussie explorers, share that- “When you have completed a goal, you need to be mindful not to take more risk or continually feel the need to outdo yourself”. Jonesy believed that when doing a risky activity, one needs to decide what a comfortable level of risk is, which could be different for every individual.
Similarly, one must understand their risk-appetite, whether it’s about taking important life decisions or making vital investment choices. For instance, if a person books profit from his or her investment, it does not mean taking even bigger risk with the next investment. One needs to carefully consider their savings and financial stability and invest accordingly in a financial instrument.
4. The Unexpected Can Happen Anytime, Plan for the Contingencies
Ben Levis and his adventure buddies attempted the UK National 3 Peaks Challenge. After enjoying the successful first summit, and heading off to climb the next peak, he started to feel very ill. He soon realized that he wouldn’t be able to complete the challenge and had to leave midway.
The unexpected can happen anytime, whether on an adventure or in life. So, plan for the unexpected situations beforehand. How will your family carry on with their life, if, God forbid, something bad happens to you? This points to having financial security in the form of best term policy to secure the future of your loved ones in your absence. Moreover, the best term policy will replace your income if you were to die unexpectedly and leave your loved ones with enough money to carry on with their lifestyle or pay off debts and even help pay for your children’s higher education.
Whether you are on an adventure or just dealing with life, make sure you consider these lessons so that you can climb to new heights each passing day!