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Lost In Translation

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The Mojo Diaries

Part Three- Lost In Translation
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All of life is a foreign country - Jack Kerouac

Adventure can come when we least expect it and sometimes it takes getting lost to really find what we're looking for. Luckily trying to drive across Europe and Asia during the Mongol Rally gave me plenty of opportunities to get lost. I could have given up during these unexpected pit stops, pushing forward and not giving in to my desire to have full control created some special moments. I documented these moments in the FREE e-book The Mojo Diaries.

Many of us have experienced moments of feeling lost and alone. These moments can hinder us from seeing the beauty in our surroundings. Seeing the beauty of an unexpected turn that leads to a new friendship or even a new perspective on life. I have highlighted some of these perspectives in a series of short Mojo Tips.

Although we never want to feel aimless in life, it is sometimes important to let fate guide our choices. Other times it's just as important to continue on the path you've chosen (even if it feels wrong at first). To this I say don't let anyone, including yourself, veer you off the path you have chosen.

In my travels on the Mongol Rally I met a man named Francois who was cycling from France to India. He had been on the road for over 685 days. Yes you heard me right 685 days! On a bicycle! His inspiration behind all of it was the hope to see, hear and smell something new everyday. To embrace the moments where he could connect with other humans even when he couldn't understand what they were saying. It is important to find your focus, then work to keep it. Francois could have given up anytime he felt lost or alone but he was pushing through it and creating an amazing life in the process.

During my journey from London to Mongolia I met some kind and inspiring people (some of which didn't speak a word of English). Being in these situations has always pushed me to live outside my comfort zone. Only this way can you see what you're made of and reap the benefits of true adventure. Does this mean you should go drive across countries in a jalopy of a car...maybe. But for most of us it means smiling at someone on the street and embracing what it means to be alive, even when we feel a little lost.

So go get lost, at least until the next blog post...