I read a quote by Ben Franklin the other day and it really got me thinking about life. He said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I learn. Involve me and I remember." Ben's quote made me think about how much time I let pass quickly by when I have not intentionally given those I'm leading the opportunity to gain experiences, even experiences that may push them outside of their comfort zone. I also thought how many experiences when those who have led me went without intentionally asking if I could be included in order for me to gain knowledge through the experience.
My co-worker and I had recently traveled to Spokane, Washington, an amazingly beautiful place. We found some time to get out of the office to take in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As is usual when I travel, I managed to find where the rock cliffs were. And where there are cliffs, there's adventure. I'M THERE.