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It seems that in our pursuit of technology, we are neglecting the most sophisticated technology of all—the incredible human body and mind.

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We can choose to remain in our comfort zone and avoid difficulty and allow our personal growth to stagnate.  Or we can decide to step out of our comfort zone into the wild—into an environment that brings new challenges and new adventures.

Trying new things comes with the risk of failure.  But failure is not final.  The more we try and fail and learn from our failures, the better we will become.  The more we practice the discipline of stepping out of our comfort zone, the better equipped we’ll be to handle stressful and unpredictable situations, and the more we will be able to assist others.

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The weather can be our enemy, or, with a little education and planning, we can live in harmony with our environment.  Take some time to familiarize yourself with the weather patterns in the area you’re planning to explore.  Don’t take foolish and unnecessary risks by failing to take simple precautions.  Know the risks, plan ahead, and thrive in the wild! 

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The fear instinct is a biological trait that is encoded into our brains as a survival mechanism.  It serves to keep us alive when confronted by true danger; but left unchecked, this biological trait will cause your body and soul to atrophy.

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Complacency is an insidious killer.   In the wilderness, complacency could easily lead to serious injury or death.  In military operations, complacency leads to blue force losses and mission failure.   True warriors know that you’re only as good as your last battle.  Yesterday’s victories will not carry you through today.  There’s always another battle to fight, another mountain to climb, another challenge to face.

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