When does the spark take hold of your heart?

October 31, 2011 |  by  |  Dispatches, Logistics

There is a magic moment when the idea for an adventure project takes hold of you in a way that you begin to picture yourself in the dream. You begin to get your head around what it will take to make it happen and you fully commit your mind and heart and resources. For me, that moment is usually one specific instance when the idea shifts from out in the world and lodges itself deeply in my heart. I have always been curious when the commitment takes hold of other adventurers. As our team came together in Kathmandu and gathered each day for logistics meetings, I had the opportunity to ask them when the spark was ignited for each of them.

Listen in on the conversation.

This adventure became a priority for me, not only because of the incredible team, and the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan, but because this adventure has a larger goal. The vision is to share the journey and to involve people in a conversation about the things that matter most: to the people of Bhutan, to us and to the world. Who wouldn’t want to tell this story?

– Candra Canning storyteller for Expedition Bhutan.

When does a project matter enough for you to get committed?

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe