We all know that life is about choices, right? We know that making the right choices are critical to our well-being and success in life. But what leads a person to make a good decision instead of a bad one? I was pondering this when I recently saw the motivational speaker and celebrity life coach, Tony Robbins, on a cable news interview. Robbins said the key to his success in motivating folks to get on the right track was to provide them with an incredible experience that empowers them to believe in themselves and their abilities.
While I’m not claiming any expertise in psychology, I can confidently say that is exactly what can happen on a whitewater rafting trip! I fondly remember my first whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River with a group of friends from college. None of us had ever been rafting, not even our chaperones, but that trip bonded our group to this day (and I hate to admit that was 25 years ago!)
It was truly an exhilarating experience that built up our confidence on so many levels. It taught us that by working together we could tame that wild river and anything else that came our way.
Sure your kids can spend this summer taming the latest digital dragons and vampires, but if you’re looking for something to jump-start the motivation and confidence in your children, then choose a whitewater rafting adventure for your family with Rafting in the Smokies. Time and time again, we get comments from our guests about how their rafting trip enhanced their family relationships. It’s a win-win on so many levels – fostering teamwork, opening communication lines, and appreciating the beauty of the natural world around us. Life really is about choices — so choose to come spend some quality time on river with your kids this summer!