How Leadership and White Water Rafting Relate
When you decide to go white water rafting, you agree to be in for a ride that might not be simple, but it will definitely, be fun and challenging. Being a leader can sometimes feel like that. It might be scary, and not everything goes as smoothly as you wish, but you can be sure every second of it will be worth it.
Being a leader is a lot like going on a white water rafting trip, and here’s how:
The Start is Both Exciting and Scary
When you start, you are moved by the excitement behind the journey ahead. Once you’re in it, you may wonder what you got yourself into. The slight fear doesn’t keep you from moving forward, as you know you’ll enjoy the ride.
If there’s one thing that’s true about white water rafting, it is that there’s nothing monotonous about it. The river is always changing. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or who you’re riding with; there will always be movement, sometimes it will be mild, and others will be aggressive. Just hold on tight and keep rafting
Jumping Off the Boat is Not an Option
Even when the river is rough, jumping is not the way out. That would make everything worse. You have to sit tight, work with your team, and keep paddling. You will eventually get back to calm waters.
It’s About Enjoying the Ride
Anyone who goes on a white water rafting trip and focuses only on how rough or stressful the ride may become, missed the point. What truly matters is the ride itself, the experience. Taking time to enjoy your surroundings, breath that fresh air, and learn from the experience what’s important. The same happens with being a leader. It’s not about leading a team or merely getting the job done. Every interaction, every experience counts, as they prepare for your future rides and make you better.
Take Your Team on a Ride They’ll Never Forget
Whitewater rafting makes a great team building activity. Bring your team to the river to strengthen bonds and bring out the best qualities. Plan your team adventure today!