Why You Need an Adventure (And Here’s One For You)

Why You Need an Adventure (And Here’s One For You)

Right after high school I started working for Southwest Airlines. I traveled all the time. Lunch in L.A. A weekend in England. An adventure in West Africa.

But about three years later I decided to start college. All my traveling stopped. I was broke after paying for college with cash, and working full-time and going to school left me zero time to travel.

But then a friend invited me to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. It was an offer too appealing to refuse. So I figured out a way to make it work. As soon as I got to Africa something was reignited in me. I realized something I had forgotten:

Travel is powerful.

Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

Travel is also a powerful tool for helping you process your life. Sometimes you’ve just gotta get out of your comfort zone a bit to expand your perspective on what’s happening in your life. My friend Mark Batterson says it this way: Change of pace + change of place = change of perspective.

If you are like me the problem is usually that I don’t realize how much we need a change of perspective. Small-mindedness sneaks up on us. We start thinking that this is all there is – but it isn’t.

There’s a good chance you are operating from a limited perspective. That perspective will give you all the reasons you shouldn’t go on an adventure. The cost. The time. The physical preparation.

I think you should ignore the voice of limited perspective and choose to be courageous. Have an adventure.

And this is where I insert some shameless promotion.

I’m taking a team to Yosemite National Park over Labor Day weekend. I want to invite you to join that team. You’ll not only get some great spiritual growth opportunities, you’ll also see an incredible example of God’s creation. I’ve traveled in over 80 countries and I have never seen anything quite like Yosemite. It’s AMAZING. And I’m doing this trip at a ridiculously cheap cost. But, after tomorrow the price is going up.

It’s time for you to have an adventure. Don’t miss this one!

Be brave. Expand your perspective. Have an adventure.

Click here to check out the trip.