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There is a popular misconception that adventures are only for adventurers. This is because when most of us hear the word “adventure,” we think of intrepid, fearless people dropping everything in life to climb mountains, fly to remote locations, and jump out of airplanes. We also think of the adventures we take on vacation, which often feel rushed and fleeting. We think of something we’ll do “someday,” or “when we have the time.” However, we don’t agree with his understanding of adventure.
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Fulfillment comes when we no longer want or need anything we don’t currently have.

However, we tend to rely too much on large achievements for our fulfillment. We set our sights on starting businesses, publishing books, running marathons, getting rich, etc. But achieving these things is often out of our control.  

So, instead, we need to focus more on the little things. We need to build our lives so that each and every moment counts for something, and so that each and every day feels like a new adventure.

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The hot Thai sun ducks in and out of the clouds as I putter down the road on the rinky-dink motorbike I’ve rented from a guy in town. Rain is likely, but I’m not too worried. The road in front of me is clear, and the air is warm. The afternoon...it’s mine.

I have no real destination. Yesterday I saw the temples that make this town famous, so right now I’m just out for an adventure. To see what’s out there. I have no plan. The best plan.

I’m approaching an intersection. I’ve no real clue where any of these roads lead, but I suspect everything will eventually bring me back to the main town. I don’t want to return just yet, so I look both ways and then take a left.

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When Nick joined The College of New Jersey’s Men’s Soccer team as a freshman in 2013, he found a fast friend in Sean, a senior captain on the team. Sean’s work ethic, dedication, and team-first attitude was not unlike Nick’s own, but Sean became a role model for the freshman. Even after Sean graduated, Nick and Sean remained close friends, making the hours-long drive to meet up for a workout or surfing at 5 am in the winter months, and they even competed in a triathlon together. Motivating each other to be their most authentic and capable selves has been the foundation of their friendship, and this has carried over into the foundation of Universal Dialect.
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