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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 May 21, 2019

How to Communicate Effectively in Any Relationship

How to Communicate Effectively in Any Relationship

For all our social media bravado, we live in a society where communication is seen less as an art, and more as a perfunctory exercise. We spend so much time with people, yet we struggle with how to meaningfully communicate.

If you believe you have mastered effective communication, scan the list below and see whether you can see yourself in any of the examples:

Example 1

You are uncomfortable with a person’s actions or comments, and rather than telling the individual immediately, you sidestep the issue and attempt to move on as though the offending behavior or comment never happened.

You move on with the relationship and develop a pattern of not addressing challenging situations. Before long, the person with whom you are in relationship will say or do something that pushes you over the top and predictably, you explode or withdraw completely from the relationship.

In this example, hard-to-speak truths become never- expressed truths that turn into resentment and anger.

Example 2

You communicate from the head and without emotion. While what you communicate makes perfect sense to you, it comes across as cold because it lacks emotion.

People do not understand what motivates you to say what you say, and without sharing your feelings and emotions, others experience you as rude, cold or aggressive.

You will know this is a problem if people shy away from you, ignore your contributions in meetings or tell you your words hurt. You can also know you struggle in this area if you find yourself constantly apologizing for things you have said.

Example 3

You have an issue with one person, but you communicate your problem to an entirely different person.

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The person in whom you confide lacks the authority to resolve the matter troubling you, and while you have vented and expressed frustration, the underlying challenge is unresolved.

Example 4

You grew up in a family with destructive communication habits and those habits play out in your current relationships.

Because you have never stopped to ask why you communicate the way you do and whether your communication style still works, you may lack understanding of how your words impact others and how to implement positive change.

If you find yourself in any of the situations described above, this article is for you.

Communication can build or decimate worlds and it is important we get it right. Regardless of your professional aspirations or personal goals, you can improve your communication skills if you:

  • Understand your own communication style
  • Tailor your style depending on the needs of the audience
  • Communicate with precision and care
  • Be mindful of your delivery, timing and messenger

1. Understand Your Communication Style

To communicate effectively, you must understand the communication legacy passed down from our parents, grandparents or caregivers. Each of us grew up with spoken and unspoken rules about communication.

In some families, direct communication is practiced and honored. In other families, family members are encouraged to shy away from difficult conversations. Some families appreciate open and frank dialogue and others do not. Other families practice silence about substantive matters, that is, they seldom or rarely broach difficult conversations at all.

Before you can appreciate the nuance required in communication, it helps to know the familial patterns you grew up with.

2. Learn Others Communication Styles

Communicating effectively requires you to take a step back, assess the intended recipient of your communication and think through how the individual prefers to be communicated with. Once you know this, you can tailor your message in a way that increases the likelihood of being heard. This also prevents you from assuming the way you communicate with one group is appropriate or right for all groups or people.

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If you are unsure how to determine the styles of the groups or persons with whom you are interacting, you can always ask them:

“How do you prefer to receive information?”

This approach requires listening, both to what the individuals say as well as what is unspoken. Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson noted that the best communicators are also great listeners.

To communicate effectively from relationship to relationship and situation to situation, you must understand the communication needs of others.

3. Exercise Precision and Care

A recent engagement underscored for me the importance of exercising care when communicating.

On a recent trip to Ohio, I decided to meet up with an old friend to go for a walk. As we strolled through the soccer park, my friend gently announced that he had something to talk about, he was upset with me. His introduction to the problem allowed me to mentally shift gears and prepare for the conversation.

Shortly after introducing the shift in conversation, my friend asked me why I didn’t invite him to the launch party for my business. He lives in Ohio and I live in the D.C. area.

I explained that the event snuck up on me, and I only started planning the invite list three weeks before the event. Due to the last-minute nature of the gathering, I opted to invite people in the DMV area versus my friends from outside the area – I didn’t want to be disrespectful by asking them to travel on such short notice.

I also noted that I didn’t want to be disappointed if he and others declined to come to the event. So I played it safe in terms of inviting people who were local.

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In the moment, I felt the conversation went very well. I also checked in with my friend a few days after our walk, affirmed my appreciation for his willingness to communicate his upset and our ability to work through it.

The way this conversation unfolded exemplified effective communication. My friend approached me with grace and vulnerability. He approached me with a level of curiosity that didn’t put me on my heels — I was able to really listen to what he was saying, apologize for how my decision impacted him and vow that going forward, I would always ask rather than making decisions for him and others.

Our relationship is intact, and I now have information that will help me become a better friend to him and others.

4. Be Mindful of Delivery, Timing and Messenger

Communicating effectively also requires thinking through the delivery of the message one intends to communicate as well as the appropriate time for the discussion.

In an Entrepreneur.com column, VIP Contributor Deep Patel, noted that persons interested in communicating well need to master the art of timing. Patel noted,[1]

“Great comedians, like all great communicators, are able to feel out their audience to determine when to move on to a new topic or when to reiterate an idea.”

Communicating effectively also requires thoughtfulness about the messenger. A person prone to dramatic, angry outbursts should never be called upon to deliver constructive feedback, especially to people whom they do not know. The immediate aftermath of a mass shooting is not the ideal time to talk about the importance of the Second Amendment rights.

Like everyone else, I must work to ensure my communication is layered with precision and care.

It requires precision because words must be carefully tailored to the person with whom you are speaking.

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It requires intentionality because before one communicates, one should think about the audience and what the audience needs in order to hear your message the way you intended it to be communicated.

It requires active listening which is about hearing verbal and nonverbal messages.

Even though we may be right in what we say, how we say it could derail the impact of the message and the other parties’ ability to hear the message.

Communicating with care is also about saying things that the people in our life need to hear and doing so with love.

The Bottom Line

When I left the meeting with my dear friend, I wondered if I was replicating or modeling this level of openness and transparency in the rest of my relationships.

I was intrigued and appreciative. He’d clearly thought about what he wanted to say to me, picked the appropriate time to share his feedback and then delivered it with care. He hit the ball out of the park and I’m hopeful we all do the same.

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