On day 3 of our last Kokoda Trek, I was feeling REALLY sorry for myself. I was suffering from a horrible chest infection that made breathing tough enough, without climbing 3 hours of the Menari Wall.
What I drew on was that I had been there and done it before, and I knew it wouldn’t last forever, if I could just keep going a little more. Just another minute of climbing and I could have a rest. Another five minutes and I would stop for a drink. 30 minutes and I could have a snack.
Bit by bit, inch by inch, step by step, I kept going, and going.
Feeling sorry for myself was not only NOT an option, it was of absolutely no use to me. Nobody was coming to save me. Nobody was shooting at me. It wasn’t a video game I could turn off and come back to another day.
It was real and it was right THERE and right NOW.
Every day life gives you an opportunity to make something of it. Every day. Not a day goes by where you don’t get the chance to do something extraordinary.
Sure, nothing extraordinary may happen some days, but that’s because that’s the life you have chosen.
And that’s ok, we’re all free to choose the way we live our lives.
But don’t complain about it if you aren’t prepared to do something about it.
So if you are sick and tired of dreaming of having an amazing life, then it’s time to do something extraordinary.
I have three different events to choose from, an Adventure Weekend, a four day Great Ocean Walk, and an eight day Bali Fitness Adventure.
If you want to live an extraordinary life, then it’s time to step up and make the call.
Matt Jolley has been coaching fitness and sports for over 25 years. He has led several treks to complete the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea as well as operating a multi day trek along the Great Ocean Walk several times a year and also runs a Bali Fitness Adventure and a Lombok Trek Adventure - encouraging everyone to take on a challenge and grow from it