It was a cold and crisp morning. Storms were stacked up across the pacific and had been pummeling California for weeks. While the low pressure weather sustained, the pressure on me continued to rise. If we didn’t leave soon, the stormy weather threatened to keep us in the dock for too long, and my emotional readiness could give way to the fear that was burning inside of me.
It was December 7, 2001, ten years ago today that I untied my lines, and said goodbye to my secure life: my friends, family, home, career, and income. I didn’t know when, or even if I would return.
I was petrified but couldn’t share the fear with my crew. Robert Louis Stevenson said, “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others,” so I kept quiet. The last thing I needed was a crew frozen with terror because their captain didn’t have as much knowledge as they thought he had. I was scared yet I went anyway because for me, passion trumps fear. And when you find your passion, it will do the same for you.
As we sailed out the Golden Gate, I cried, sang, laughed, and jumped for joy. Everybody was excited, but I was the only one watching the dream of my life unfold before me. The journey was beginning.
It was happening because I was dedicated to my dream, made a firm decision, was willing to take risks, face my fears, and stay focused on my goal.
I was Unstoppable and made it all the way around the world. Yet, I’m not much different than you are, which proves that you can do it, too. You can beUnstoppable in anything you want to do. But life goes by fast. Years can go by in a blink, and we can get lost in the day-to-day. Untie your lines, whatever they are, and be Unstoppable in the quest for your dreams! You can begin your journey today.
Here’s to Your Unstoppable Life!
P.S. What is your journey?