What does your risk look like? What is your bellyflop from a high place? What is the “illogical” and “terrifying for a good reason” thing that tumbles around in the back of your mind during your more adventurous moments of self-reflection.
Fixate on it. Stop running it away and running away from it.
Roadmap by Roadtrip Nation is a book I plan on re-reading many times over.
The practical nature of the suggestions, the real people you meet through each turn of the page and the honesty and humility with which the authors converse with you is powerful.
In a way, the questions and thoughts from this book have been a part of changing my life.
Given the breadth of topics this book covers and the intense relevance of every single one of them, I cannot go far beyond imploring you to take the time to read this book slowly and deliberately. There is no need to finish the book. The need is to ask yourself as many questions as are neccesary for you to be honest. Each page will present you this opportunity.
The chief fallacy of success is the presumption that we all agree on what it is
Stop peering about and turn that attentive gaze inward. Begin to ask yourself invasive and revealing questions until you find the truth or at least uncover the falsity.
Roadmap is a workbook, it’s an atlas, it’s a broom with which to sweep away the cobwebs of the stories we all tell ourselves and find out what actually lies beneath.
It most likely is not all sunshine and daisies — but at the very least the rain and mud (opposite of sunshine and daisies?) will be your own and not that of someone else.
Make your life your own.