How to Live Your Adventure
What does it look like in your life to 'live your adventure'?
Is that even something that you contemplate on a regular basis?
It's so easy to get caught up in the routine of everyday life, to dismiss the idea of fun, play, and spontaneity in favor of safety, security, and certainty... And, yet, those two things are not mutually exclusive.
One of the biggest life lessons I have had to learn is this:
Living your adventure doesn't always feel like one.
In other words, there are going to be seasons, weeks, months, and years when the work you're putting to live your highest purpose (i.e. your adventure) is monotonous at best and drudgery at worst... and it seems never ending... except that's the way to get to the adventure.
Our Reality TV, immediate gratification culture has glorified the win while saying nothing about every ounce of repetition, boredom, and tenacity it took to get to it. And so... as 2021 is off to an awkward and chaotic start, it's imperative that we take some time to look at our lives and ask a few questions:
What does living my adventure look like in a year? In 5 years? In 10 years? In 20 years?
How will I know, at the end of my life, that I lived the adventure I came for?
What is required of me today to live my adventure in 5 years?
How much boredom, routine, and perseverance am I going to have to bring to the table in order to master the journey of living my best life?
Most people will never embark upon asking and answering the above four questions. Do yourself a favor: Don't be like them...