Thursday, September 11, 2014

Why We Must Heed The Call of Adventure

Adding a little adventure to your life is a good thing. Most of us that read this blog probably agree with that. But often times we get too busy with work, friends and family, and all of the little things that clog up our daily lives. But adventure brings its own rewards, some that are not always so easily identifiable, although their benefits are worth the pursuit.

That's the gist of a new article written by Chris Gullebreau, whose new book, The Happiness of Pursuit debuted earlier this week. The book, which I have not read yet, talks about the importance of finding a quest that will give you focus, drive, and passion. This is something that the author learned himself when he set out to visit every country in the world, something that took him over a decade to complete.

In the article, Gullebreau says that a good adventure can help put you on a path of self-discovery that will help some people to "find" themselves. He also says that it can help someone reclaim something that they've been missing in their lives as well. Often these adventures come about as a result of external causes beyond our control, which was the case with Chris' own journey, which began in the post-9/11 haze, which resulted in him going to work on a hospital ship in West Africa for four years. His round the world journey started after that.

The article is an interesting one, and Gullebreau's point, both in his book and in his philosophy for life, is that we all have an adventure that is waiting for us. We just need to figure out what it is, and then go after it. This is something that is a bit of a philosophy around this blog as well, as I often hope to inspire others to get outside and find some adventure for their life, whether it be big or small.

Looking at the ratings for Happiness of Pursuit on Amazon, it seems that Chris has connected with readers. The book is getting great praise and currently sitting with a rating of 4.5 stars. The message is certainly a good one, and one that we're in alignment on. If you're looking for a little inspiration for your next project, no matter what it might be, the book, and this article might serve to help.

Thanks to Sam Wilhot for sharing this story.

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