• Whole heartedly agree. Well said Mark.

    • SoleAdventure

      Thank you so much, Doug.

  • John U.

    Great insight my friend.

    • SoleAdventure

      Thank you! You certainly helped create an environment for these thoughts to grow.

  • Well written and I couldn’t agree more. Riding the bench at times or being told I was cut from a ‘team’ made me work even harder. You hit the nail on the head with this one, Mark.

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Al! I’ve seen my fair share of the bench as well. ;-)

  • BP

    I don’t know you and only saw this as a like from a friend on my facebook news feed that I look at maybe once a week. This was very well written and I appreciate your description of the drive that it takes to conquer yourself. This was probably one of the hardest weeks I’ve had in years and I just got done camping with a few Boy Scouts this weekend. This was the perfect thing for me to read after being in the outdoors and having had some of the challenging experiences that I needed to allow myself to be stretched and grow. So, thank you for writing this, I don’t know you, but it was exactly what I needed to read in my life.

    • SoleAdventure

      Wow, BP! Thanks for taking the time to check out my site, and especially for leaving this comment. A post like this one is intensely personal for me, but it is always amazing (and humbling) to hear that it can connect with others as well. Keep challenging yourself!