I’ve learnt a lot during my time here in Australia. I know that life is short, busy and full of challenges to overcome but no matter how busy you are, make sure you take time to embrace daring adventures that you have never tried before. As an international student studying on the Sunshine Coast I certainly have! See my top three reasons below on why you always need to try and just give things a go:
- YOU SEE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. In a world of routine, undertaking adventures will help remind you that there is more to life. As they say, all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and something great will come of it so… jump and try… I promise you won’t regret it!
- YOU REALISE THAT FEAR IS ONLY AN ILLUSION. It’s easy to limit your experience with a mind that focuses on the negatives…that it is dangerous, it is complicated, and it is perhaps painful but if you never try, how will you know? Remember what Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do”…SO CHOOSE… “Forget everything and run” or “Face everything and rise?”
- HELPS YOU GROW. No single journey is considered wasted but at the end of the day, the growth depends on how we see things… Some would say, “Oh that is a waste of time!” while others see the same situation as a great opportunity! So think of growth as seeing nothing or seeing magic…
by Ergean “Jet” Dayang – Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador