“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
- Marcel Proust
Many years ago, I believed that if I lived in a certain place in a particular type of house with a certain type of family, then I would be happy. After speaking to many different people, I found this was such a common sentiment. We were giving our power away to outside sources instead of searching within us for our happiness.
I have a challenge for everyone today. Instead of going about your day like a robot, stop and look around you. see your world with different eyes, and see the magic that is in your world. All it takes is to appreciate those things we can all take for granted. For today, write a list of all the things you are grateful for. Once you start, you will see your world differently. Give it a try and see the difference it can make! Read More
This is the final installment of Nick’s journey across the Bass Strait. Every time I have read this story, it inspires me a little bit more. Not to cross the Bass Strait in a kayak, but to live my journey in this life with passion, and fortitude. Enjoy Nick’s wise words. Read More
Lesson 2 – It is easier to apologise than it is to ask permission
I say this reservedly, but we found the more we tried to do the “right thing” by people, friends, officials etc, the more walls we faced. When alerting authorities of our intentions, when speaking with the National Parks authority, when consulting people, we were not only denied access, denied permission and not given alternatives, we were outright shutdown. Consequently, I believe that whilst it is important to do the right thing, sometimes political red tape makes it practically impossible, and one must use their intuition and judgment when deciding what actions will be fair and reasonable, and what would be divulging too much. One is free from moral judgment so long as the actions are for the greater good of the greater people, and no-one is put in danger or harms way. At risk of being too liberal, I will say no more on this subject. Read More
After a short delay in posting more of Nick’s amazing story, his lessons continue. In this segment, Nick speaks about taking opportunities as they present themselves, and has given a real life example of how he did this in his own life. Read More
In this article, Nick gives his thoughts on the definition of failure and success. It is interesting the way he looks at his initial “failure” and how that catapulted him onto his successful journey. In our own lives during our own “journeys”, how many of us, just give up, not learn from those experiences, and therefore not reach a successful outcome? I loved Nick’s approach to failure, and his definitions, as I am sure you will also. Enjoy Read More
Following are some of the obstacles Nick came up against during his voyage. How many of you would have continued in this amazing journey? Read More
It is inspiring for me to read about such an amazing human-being with such a love and passion for what he does in his life. Nick believes that we are navigating the adventerous journey of life, none of which will ever be the same. He believes we need to realise and take command as Captains of our own destiny, have faith in our own abilities and take action on that which is deeply important to us.
The information below will give all of us an insight into this amazing kayaking journey – enjoy. Read More
Nick’s story continues as he provides a summary below of his crossing of the Bass Strait, and his reasoning behind that decision. Courage is different things to different people, but the courage Nick showed with his journey can be utilised in any situation for any person. This was Nick’s way of confronting his fears, and he used this to parallel his journey in life. Read More