Afew months after my first rowing Atlantic crossing, a 12 years-old girl asked me the required qualities and training to be « An adventurer ». Kids are so unpredictable, I am still astonished by their spontaneity and their common sense.
I wrote down a portrait which more than ever fits to our everydays life. I often use it in my talks. The audience understands easily that life must be an adventure. Up to each to to cross his own Atlantic.
To deserve this word, our life must still maintain the concept risks, the management of the unknown and unforeseen in the face of tasks which require our own personnal resources and our own experiment.
In our society, it is about to rediscover the taste of adventure, the willingness to excel and to make a decision. In everyday life, believe in taking maximum advantages of obstacles, taking up new challenges and to project yourself as a winner.
Adventurer Portrait by Peggy Bouchet
Do not be afraid to fail, fall and get up
Keep your cool whatever the circumstances
Learning to be impervious to criticism and judgments of others
Always plan as a winner
Adapt to situations by fair winds and reverse currents
Get a strong sense of humour
Keep a curious, keen eye
Learn to say NO
Hang on, still hang on to achieve your goal