If you search on Google, there are more people who have written posts, updates, tweets or other messages on “What if I had …” than there are people who wrote “What if I hadn’t …”. Saying yes is the gateway to an adventure.
Saying “yes” is the gateway to an adventure – to the potential of a memorable experience. It might turn into one of your most memorable moments ever. Saying “no” is taking away any chance that will happen.
I still regret the time I didn’t walk with the youth national soccer teams into the huge stadium in Gothenburg.
Saying “yes” and omakase
It is one of the basics behind omakase-traveling and this blog. The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. It is
Saying yes to a Bedouin, yelling from a valley, turned into a remarkable friendship. It is how I ended up DJ-ing in a bar in Siena and knowing I wanted to marry my wife. Doing the haka in the middle of a bar in Auckland with the team from Maori TV. How I ended up at a braai in Johannesburg. Eating chicken feat in Hong Kong. Bar crawling with people I had never met before in Tokyo.
Saying “yes” is the gateway to an adventure.