I believe that at some time or another, we should all go on our own personal journey. Something that seems intimidating but that we know will enable us to grow. Something that seems scary but still keeps us awake with excitement. It's during these personal journeys that we learn a lot about ourselves -- good and bad but always valuable.
This is a TED talk I gave recently about stories from a year of living on a bicycle, and what we can apply from a life on the road to general life. The three themes are: grit - how persistence pays off, trust -- ignoring the naysayers, and not putting things off -- why the time is never right so go and do it now.
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