These past few weeks have been filled with great conversations. With a good friend being back from the UK for a short visit, along with catch ups with a variety of other long term friends, there have been plenty of opportunities to listen, share and reflect. A common theme has been adventures, past, present and still to be navigated (personally and professionally for us all). Amongst all of this has been a deep sense of gratitude for having been able to choose, and keep choosing, within the unfolding adventures as they show up.
“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.” — Joseph Campbell
I am always reminded of the Winston Churchill quote, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” when chatting about our individual and shared journeys of exploring the possibilities, discovering potential and acting authentically. Just like some of my favourite Choose Your Own Adventure stories growing up, we have all been presented with a variety of choices (both big and small) that have brought us to this point. There are definitely differences within various aspects of my own and the friends journeys I’ve referred to above. But what gave each of us the greatest joy within these recent conversations was not that certain choices were right or wrong, rather that each individual was being true to themselves.
“Keep trying. Stay humble, Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — Yogi Berra
What advice would you give yourself or others about Choosing Your Own Adventure when you consider the Yogi Berra quote above? Why is remembering that we do have choices important as we navigate our individual and shared journeys of potential? Who are you grateful for sharing support, advice and inspiration with on your adventures?
“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan