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MAYDAY! My Plane Has Crashed in the Amazon Jungle!
February 24, 2016

The Wealthy Adventurer

Good Morning Wealthy Adventurer!

Another week has just passed. It doesn’t even seem possible. The older I get, the more I cannot even believe how fast time flies.

Have you ever had a life threatening experience that made you stop and think how precious each minute is to be alive? How often do you stop to consider that time is actually our greatest resource in life, even more important than money?

As each day passes, it becomes more and more important to make sure that we are actively pursuing our highest priority goals. Every day, I try to consciously stop and measure my progress to make sure that I am not diverting my focus from what is most important to me. It is far too easy to get caught up in daily, urgent matters that distract us from where we really want to be going.

Every now and then, something happens that helps us to stand up and take notice. Once in a while we get a wake up call. A few decades ago, I had a major wake up call. I was in a plane crash in the Amazon jungle. It was a life-changing experience. I’ll never forget it...

MAYDAY! We're Crashing in the Amazon Jungle!

We desperately searched for a town, a road or even a clearing, anywhere that we could land the twin engine Cessna Golden Eagle that was now completely out of fuel. We were hopelessly lost over a remote stretch of thick green Amazon forest that spread endlessly in all directions. The Brazilian navigator, Gilberto, that we had employed in Boa Vista, had assured us of his experience and ability to get us safely over this section of jungle. He now sat with a map on his lap and a look of horror on his face...

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Since this experience, I have returned many times to the beautiful country of Brazil, without incident. I find the people to always be warm and friendly. I would return to live in Brazil in a heartbeat if I weren't already so in love with my life in Ecuador.

It has now been many years since the plane crash. However, I still remember that experience often. It seems like I was given a kind of compass with which to help guide me each day. Every morning when I wake up, I try to plan my day to keep myself pointed in the right direction.

Warm Regards, Stan

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