A Near-Death Experience: A Journey That Changed My Life
It was during a 20-mile hike in Iceland that I had a near-death experience that would shape my life’s perspective. The journey was filled with numerous obstacles, including gale-force winds, poor visibility, a lost guide, fatigue, hypothermia, and limited food and water. Despite all these challenges, I thought about quitting approximately 852 times (and that’s a conservative estimate). Despite the difficulties, I kept going, and the remaining 5% of the hike that was free from these treacherous conditions made it all worth it.
What I encountered next was a verdant valley filled with countless waterfalls, double rainbows, and breathtaking views that felt like a different world. It looked like something straight out of a children’s storybook, a place where anything was possible. I began to draw parallels between this journey and life itself. Life can be tough, but it is important to never give up, no matter the conditions that are out of our control.
The impact of this experience has left me with a newfound belief in my own abilities. I now approach every challenge in life and business with the same perseverance, ready to take on anything that comes my way, including the harsh winters in Manhattan. While I may not have to climb mountains, I am ready to move them if necessary.
The near-death experience during my hike in Iceland has changed my life in countless ways, and I will always carry its lessons with me wherever I go.