Outward Bound Lesson

Nature Is Our Best Teacher
Nature Is Our Best Teacher

Ever expect to learn something in class, but the lesson or insight is so powerful, it stays with you for the rest of your life?

Spring Break 1980, I think. Road trip. West Chester, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, North Carolina, for the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

Camping, hiking, climbing, repelling, orienteering, training, experiential learning, laughing, sweating, campfire cooking, no shower for a week at a time.

The (unexpected) big take away?

The only limitations we have are those we impose upon ourselves.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Ok. Yes, it sometimes seems silly to talk to ourselves.
    I try not to let “silly” stop me from doing anything. 🙂

  2. The lesson I learned on that trip was that in a team situation you are only as strong as your weakest link.

  3. Carl, that’s right, you were there. Small world, isn’t it?
    And maybe the limit to get over in the scenerio you describe, is to remember that we are only as strong as the weakest link, and to do whatever needs to be done to support or strengthen that weak link, instead of casting them aside.
    Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when He said, “What you do for the least of these, you do for Me”.

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