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adventure attitudeLast week, we published a post titled “Climb Every Mountain,” which shared business and life advice our team learned from John Amatt, who is perhaps best-known for his mountaineering and for being the principal organizer and leader of Canada’s first successful expedition to reach the top of Mount Everest.

If you missed it, click here.

In researching Amatt for the above post, I came across some of his favorite quotes about attitude – and developing an “Adventure Attitude” in work and life – and thought I would share:

Adventure isn't hanging on a rope on the side of a mountain.  Adventure is an ATTITUDE that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles of life - facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential.

-  John Amatt

 The Adventure Attitude offers nine keys to happiness, fulfillment and success in life, no matter in what arena of challenge you are operating.

A - Adaptability

D - Desire and Determination

V - Vision and Values

E - Experience

N - Natural Curiosity

T - Teamwork and Trust

U - Unlimited Optimism

R - Risk-Ability

E - Exceptional Performance

-  John Amatt

Experience is not what happens to you.  Experience is what you do with what happens to you.

- Aldous Huxley

 You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it.  You must make yourself succeed every time.  You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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