Adventure… Who Needs It?


ADVENTURE … Who Needs It?

Adventure is undertaking a task with an unknown outcome. It is commonly associated with the outdoor risky sports but applies equally to investing, starting a new business, or having a child. You don’t know how it’s going to turn out or even if you can do it.

This speech deals primarily with high adventure sports and the lessons they provide. Why do people do these adventures? What benefits do they derive from them? How does this apply to you?

There are a growing number of people (Jim is one of them) who believe that what we do in our leisure time has MORE to do with our success and happiness than what we do with our working time. People who spend their evenings, weekends, and holidays in pursuit of a meaningful adventure generally turn out to be happier and more successful than those who spend their free time in front of a TV, in a mall, or lying still on a beach.

“Don’t be afraid your life will end, be afraid it may never begin”

In this hour you’ll discover much more about adventure and its benefits as well as why you need it.

    • Your body will look and feel better
    • Your self image and self confidence will improve
    • You’ll get better at fear management, trusting, and mustering courage
    • You’ll learn to be calm when you need to
    • You’ll learn much about yourself and your limits
    • You’ll get a new belief on what’s possible and impossible
    • You’ll learn to appreciate things you take for granted
    • You’ll learn more about risk and why it matters to learn about risk
    • You learn that failure may just be the best way to learn new things


“You only live once, but if you play it right, once is enough.”
Joe Lewis

Adventure Speech

Adventuring is fun and exciting as an end in itself. It matters not so much what you choose, rock climbing, canoeing, scuba diving, mountain biking, etc., or the level at which you do it, just that you do it. It’s even more valuable as a means to an end; you can learn much from the challenge of climbing a vertical rock wall.

Come see lots of spectacular photos of some of Jim’s adventures and hear of the lessons he has learned. He hopes this presentation gives you a new appreciation for adventure and why you need it.

“…So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards.”
Edward Abbey

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Summerland, BC
Telephone: (250) 486-7166

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