Allowing Success: The Power of Adventure

By Terez Hartmann

The Journey Really IS The Destination!

ADVENTURE and Allowing
All the preparations have been made—cast off the bowlines and sail away…
Isn’t it amazing to see how well we live and how great we feel when we align with the spirit of fun and ADVENTURE?! The thrill of seeing, doing or experiencing something fresh and new—particularly something you have deliberately chosen—is an ultra-fabulous way to get your Allowing juices flowing, reestablish your spiritual connection and keep your life really rolling!

Considering that EVERY intention is linked to enjoying the journey while expanding your life and SELF into new places, it’s no wonder that participating in ADVENTURE feels SOOO tremendous! Have you noticed that when you travel to a place you have never been, try a new food or beverage, meet new people, hike a new trail, etc., all your senses become heightened and you are much more present and alive? During these times, it is natural and easy to focus on beauty and fun—and appreciation always leads to a great destination!
ADVENTURE brings focus, presence, beauty and appreciation along for the ride: Talk about one HECK of an A-List ALLOWING Power Tool!

Embracing ADVENTURE means Getting to ENJOY the Journey NOW
Here’s another great reason to embrace and incorporate The Power of ADVENTURE into your Allowing repertoire: Participating in some kind of happy ADVENTURE today and NOW allows you to ENJOY now, which IS what having your stuff/experiences is ALL about any way…

…Plus during the time you are consciously enjoying your adventure, you are too busy to be worrying about what hasn’t happened yet and shift from a mode of resistance to a flow of ALLOWING!

Think about it this way: When you discover you have lost something and then frantically search to find it, you rarely (if ever) do. In contrast, when you step away for a while to do something completely unrelated (which shifts your vibe and emotional state), lo and behold—and often right in front of you—you happen upon THE item you were once desperately searching for. This can also be the case for your DREAMS, VISIONS and INTENTIONS!

At the same time, when you get into the groove of choosing to enjoy your day-to-day life and discover/create happy adventures just for the FUN of it—without any ulterior motive—you begin to realize that you no longer need some “future” thing in order to feel or truly BE successful, and your great ADVENTURE of life only becomes even more magical at every turn!

The Power of ADVENTURE on YOUR Terms
Like success, everyone has her or his own idea of what ADVENTURE means to them. From simply choosing a new nail polish color or attending a different sporting event, to traveling solo overseas or hiking across the country, there’s a level of ADVENTURE to suit every taste. Regardless of what others may deem to be a worthy ADVENTURE, all that matters in the grand scheme of Allowing YOUR Success is what gives YOU a sense of joy in exploring something new that appeals to YOU. Always remember this is YOUR success and YOUR path we’re talking about, baby!

Tools for the Trip!
Find ADVENTURE in Your Own Backyard! Even ordinary, day to day life can hold adventures, if you allow them!
1. Make a list of things you could do to add a sense of ADVENTURE and fun to your day-to-day life.
2. Keep this list handy (via posting it on your fridge, keeping it on your phone/iPad or in your wallet) and choose at least one adventure weekly, daily or ANY time you’d like to add more FUN to your life!

Embrace ADVENTURE on a Larger Scale
When you wait to live, you live to wait, so why not start enjoying the journey NOW?!
1. Think BIG and make a list of the grander adventures you’d like to participate in that could rock your world in beautiful ways!
2. Choose something from your list, live that adventure and enjoy the journey NOW!

The Bottom Line on the Power of ADVENTURE
Could you imagine what your life would feel like if you decided to find the fun, beauty and freshness in ALL that you do every day and, as the icing on the cake, actually let yourself take that trip, start that business, plant that garden, invite new friends into your life, etc.?
What if instead of living solely for “destination fixation” and suffering your way from one point to the next, you allowed yourself to take the scenic route with the intention of exploring and savoring the sweetness of every mile and moment?

What if life felt more like a continuous flow from one awesome adventure to the next filled with bonuses, upgrades and happy surprises and only small rest periods in between?
What if YOU truly ARE the Creator of YOUR life experience and the journey really IS the destination?

Welcome to the destination and ongoing ADVENURE of LIFE.

“…Today I experience the greatest adventure of my life! I move forward with confidence, following the stars in my sky, for I know that where I go and where I am, is always, always right…”
—from “Being the Destination”
© 2004-13 T.T.R.H.

Terez Hartmann is the President/CEO of ALLOWING Your Success & BEYOND!, LLC, author of the book ALLOWING Your Success!, a professional Keynote Speaker, Retreat and Workshop Facilitator, Coach, Recording Artist, Show Host and Singer-Songwriter.  For more about Terez, access to FREE Allowing resources and “Words, Music, Adventures & BEYOND for LETTING Good Happen and ENJOYING the Journey!” visit To order her book, ALLOWING Your Success! visit

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