“I loved what you asked us to do but it was not adventure,” a client recently said on a three hour walking tour as part of the some feedback he was giving me. Not long ago, I would have agreed wholeheartedly with him. Adventure to me was something I did once or twice a year, heading overseas for my holidays to an exotic location.
Somewhere along the line, I think we’ve been conditioned to think that adventure always has to be a great feat like crossing the sahara solo with only a bottle of water or rowing across the pacific in a homemade canoe. While both these are undoubtedly examples of adventure, I now define adventure more broadly, as anything that takes us into the unknown.
“Adventure is anything that takes you into the unknown.”
– Nick Condon.
When we use this as the definition of adventure, we don’t have to wait for our holidays – we can have an adventure anywhere! Going to work a alternative way, ordering food at a restaurant you’ve never eaten before or visiting a new coffee shop to get your morning kick start. Even small steps can transform life from being a mundane, routine existence into an experience of constant awe and adventure!
What does adventure mean to you? Share your thoughts below in the comments.