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Mindful Adventures!

Hi my name is Grant.  I travel around the world exploring mindfulness.  Right now I'm meditating in Myanmar for one month in a monastery.  After that I will be surfing in Sri Lanka.  Feel free to say hello!

Failing Spectacularly

Failing Spectacularly

I didn't really fail at anything in my life until I was about 22.  I don't really count what happened before I was about 14, but from 14 to 22 I was good at pretty much everything I put my mind to.  And then in my 20's I starting failing, over and over again.  Businesses, relationships, businesses again, creative projects gone awry.  Pretty much everything I started turned into a massive failure.  I began to think that I myself was a failure.  It took me  a lot of years to realize that reality couldn't be further from the truth.  There was a simple quote I read somewhere that put it in perspective.  I know it sounds ridiculous that one quote could help me put it all in perspective, but hey sometimes that actually happens!  It went something like this: The higher your goals, the more likely you are to fail.  And that's when it hit me.  I haven't been failing because I'm a failure.  I've been failing because I dare greatly.  I didn't just try and start a company, I tried to raise $2 million at the age of 24.  I didn't just try and start a hostel, I wanted to start a business that was a deep expression of inner self, as well as a model we could replicate in dozens of locations across the country and world.  And the latest failure?  I didn't just want to run a marathon, I wanted to run 50 miles through mountains for a whopping total of 11,000 vertical feet.  The grueling training eventually did so much damage to my ankle that I had to stop training.  And this time I don't feel so bad.  Because this time I realize I failed, not because I gave up, I failed because I dared so greatly that success was nearly impossible.  Does that mean I won't try again?  Hell no. I'm always going to dream big and go for it.  And if I do fail?  Well, I now see that as a marker of success.  A sign that I'm not living any little uninspired life.  I'm living big and bold and along the way there's bound to be some serious bruises!

The Dream

The Dream

Arrive at Life...ALIVE!

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