Earlier this year, as I was wrapping up the writing for The Happiness of Pursuit, I commissioned an illustration from Mike Rohde to commemorate a few of my more spectacular travel disasters and misadventures:
All of these experiences, even the negative ones, were helpful in building confidence to continue the journey.
Reflecting on these misadventures now, I don’t think about whatever hardship I experienced at the time. Instead, I remember the sense of accomplishment and relief I felt when they were resolved.
Have you had any misadventures lately? If not, maybe you’re not taking enough risks.