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15 Things To Remember If You Love An Adventurous Person

15 Things To Remember If You Love An Adventurous Person

To get the best out of a relationship with someone who is adventurous it is best to see the world the way they see it. Adventurous people are unique and different. They wouldn’t just settle with the norm and belong to the conventional system of getting things done. Rather, they would prefer to trudge through new territories and leave a familiar world behind.

1. They are triggered by the hunt rather than the catch.

What keeps an adventurous person excited and pumped up is the thrill of the hunt and the journey. They would prefer to go through unknown territories in search for answers rather than sit still to wait for them. What keeps them going is the experience of the journey, the challenges, the fears, dangers and pleasures. Through the journey they discover and learn and the catch only becomes a physical symbol of their exploits.

2. They believe in the present.

They believe in what they can do presently to change their fate. They can’t wait for tomorrow or dwell on yesterday. They know they have to seize the moment and keep a clear direction to seizing their windows of opportunity.

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3. They can’t settle in a comfort zone.

When things become too comfortable, the excitement dwindles. When you love an adventurous person, know that she or he will never be stuck to a particular routine or a set schedule. An adventurous person knows that new territories offer limitless possibilities and outcomes.

4. They understand their fears and anxiety.

We all have worries and fears. We are caught in the act of not knowing how the world will respond to our actions or decisions. However the adventurous is not worried about the outer world. Rather the adventurous person is concerned in dealing with and conquering his inner barriers and winning from the inside. They don’t get lost in their fears and worries; rather, they manage them.

5. They are not concerned about people’s opinions.

Adventurous people understand that to accomplish a task or see through a project the onus is on them rather than on whatever people have to say. They are not bothered with what people’s opinions are, because at the end of the day it is only theirs that counts if they want to complete a mission.

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6. They know that it takes a step through failure to succeed.

The adventurous mind is like that of a baby trying to walk, they know they have to keep trying or take those early steps to get a firm stand. The adventurous person doesn’t fear failure, he knows it is a vital part of the process to become successful at what he does. Whether it is in riding a bike or starting a business, the adventurous person is willing to meet failure if he has to succeed.

7. They live in between depression and joy.

Between the joys of accomplishing a goal are thrill and depression. The adventurous person sometimes has to stake everything from relationships, love and comfort to achieve his purpose. Traveling to unknown territories like a foreign country can mean not having a friend who speaks your language.

8. They are inspired by new grounds.

It could be a different language or it could be the story and the marveling edifice of the Taj Mahal—adventurous people are awed and inspired by new grounds. They know there are no limits to the beauty of the world and are willing to explore these new grounds to find something fascinating in culture and splendor.

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9. They don’t ever seem to grow up.

Their minds are always wandering and like a child, they are full of activities and ideas. For an adventurous person life is about unraveling mysteries, growing young and discovering new grounds.

10. They believe in their dreams.

They have dreams and are committed to them. They do not hesitate because they feel the real is out there and awaits them. Somewhere between, they are positive and know they are favored to see their dreams come true.

11. They are not after security.

Many people are after security and assurances. And they believe they are captains of their own realities. Whatever decisions, between dumb and genius, should take them to unbelievable destinations rather than keep them in a particular spot.

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12. They are after freedom.

Going to a foreign land or pursuing a new purpose should free them from that box they were locked in their whole life. They wouldn’t want to regret the chances they never took so they pursue limitless possibilities.

13. They have many exciting stories to tell.

They have so many interesting stories to tell as they have experienced many pursuits and journeys. Their stories offer details and a dynamic edge to those things you may not have known.

14. They don’t blame others for how their adventures turn out.

They assume full responsibility for their decisions and the commitments they make whether it is fortunate or not.

15. They will always value their space.

Loving an adventurous person means you appreciate them and understand that their freedom or space will always be important to them. The space to operate and chart newer courses will always offer them another day to become a purposeful person.

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Last Updated on October 14, 2020

The Art of Humble Confidence

The Art of Humble Confidence

To be confident or not to be confident, that is the question. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been a bit confused about all this discussion about the subject of confidence. Do you really need to be more confident or should you try to be more humble? I think the answer is both – you just have to know where to use it.

East VS West – Confidence, It’s a Cultural Thing

In typical Western countries, the answer to the confidence debate is obvious – more is better. Our heros are rebellious, independent and shoot first, ask questions later. I think this snippet of dialog from The Matrix sums it up best:

Agent Smith – “We’re willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we’re asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.”
Neo – “Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger”
[He does]
Neo -“ …and you give me my phone call.”

In Eastern countries, the tone is often considerably different. Elders are supposed to be revered not dismissed. The words ‘guru,’ meaning a teacher, and the philosophy of dharma, loosely translated to mean ‘duty,’ come from here. In Eastern cultures humility and respect are more important than confidence.

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These perspectives are generalizations, but it shows how the confidence debate goes back deep into our culture. I think that both extremes of pure confidence or pure humility are misguided. Instead of rectifying this situation by simply blending the two: becoming somewhat humble, somewhat confident all the time, I believe the answer is to know when to be confident and when to be humble.

Humble Confidence – Know When to Use It

I’m going to make another broad generalization. I believe that virtually every relationship you are going to have is going to fit into one of two major archetypes, either master or student. In peer relationships this master/student role may switch frequently, but it is extremely rare that the relationship never leans to one side.

In the master role, you are displaying confidence to get what you want. This is public speaker, leader or seducer. Being the master has advantages. You have more control and ability to influence from this role.

The student role is the opposite. You are intentionally displaying humility. This is the student, disciple or follower. Being the student has advantages too. You can learn a lot more in this role and are more likely to win the trust of the other person.

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Know When to Shut Up and Learn

If you are a typical Westerner, you are probably already thinking about which role you prefer. Being the leader is great. You get respect and a higher status. Most of all you get a greater degree of control.

But the problem is that you can’t and shouldn’t always try to be the leader. Trying to assume that role without the skills, resources or status to back it up will lead to conflict. More importantly, there are many times when you purposely want to display humility. Some of the benefits to the student role include:

  • You learn more.
  • Smooths relationships.
  • Makes others more willing to lend a helping hand.

Knowing when taking the humble route is to your advantage. It is far easier to get mentors and advisors if you use humility rather than arrogance. A small sacrifice to your ego can open up the potential to learn a lot.

Confidence to Persuade, Humility to Learn

In reality almost no relationship is as clearly defined as master/student. Within our connections, people have overlapping areas of expertise. I might be an expert in blogging to a non-blogger, but they might be an expert in finance. In each area there are different roles to take.

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Before any interaction ask yourself what the purpose is. Are you trying to learn or persuade?

Persuasion requires confidence. If you are trying to sell, instruct or lead you need to display the confidence to match your message. But learning requires humility. You won’t learn anything if you are constantly arguing with your professors, mentors or employers. Taking a dose of humility and temporarily making yourself a student gives you the opportunity to absorb.

Persuade Less, Learn More

Persuasion is great for immediate effect, but learning matters over the long-haul. Instead of washing over all your communication with pure confidence, look for opportunities to learn. Persuading someone to follow you may give you an immediate boost of satisfaction, but it doesn’t last. Learning, however, is an investment for the future.

Whenever I make a connection with someone and realize they have a skill or understanding I want, I am careful to express humility in that area. That means listening with what they say even if I don’t immediately agree and being patient with their response. This method often drastically cuts down the time I need to spend on trial and error to learn by myself.

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Confidence/Humility Doesn’t Replace Communication Skills

This approach of selectively using confidence and humility for different purposes doesn’t replace communication skills. Humility isn’t going to work if the other person thinks you’re an irritating whiner. Confidence won’t work if the entire room thinks you are an arrogant jerk. Knowing how to display these two qualities takes practice.

The next time you are about to enter into an interaction ask yourself why you are doing it. Are you trying to persuade or learn? Depending on which you can take a completely different tact for far better results.

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