The Explorer

Everyday we stand in front of challenges that makes us curious. Moments that may change our lives forever if we just go for it, if we dare to take the chance.
In the early days, Exploration was much more scientific and geographical then the expeditions of today. Long before we had mapped the globe the question was always;
“What’s on the other side?”
Time hasn’t changed. We are still searching for the unknown. The only difference is that today the white spots on the map is more of an inner journey than a geographical discovery. The geographical unknowns are today the oceans, the polar regions and space. The geographical world is pretty much discovered. So what were the discoveries all about?
Where they really worth the effort and the fighting?
Even the geographical journeys that were made hundreds of years ago turned out to be discoveries of our inner selves. Even though the explorers “used” the fact that we had to map the world, the real reason has always been curiosity and to dare to step outside the comfort zone.
Setting up goals and trying to fulfil “crazy” dreams has changed the way we look at ourselves. After Hillary and Tenzing climbed Everest, Buzz stood on the Moon, Amundsen arrived to the South Pole or Hedin made his geological discoveries of the Gobi desert, we all started to understand that everything was possible. We became prouder, wiser and more daring. The most important discovery they brought back home to us was the fact that we can achieve the unachievable.

The most important role of the old explorers was not to find new islands for the Queen or to discover new routes for business but to inspire a whole world, help them to find their own “Personal Everest” and inspire them to step outside their Comfort Zones. When people in general plan for future dreams they focus only on what they believe they can do, not to where their potentials can take them.
We are all just the tip of an iceberg, where our believed potentials are very small but the true potentials enormous!

Johan Ernst recalls his first exploration:
“When I did my first adventure, which was learning how to play the piano, I remember looking myself in the mirror saying;
‘If Elton John can do it, why can’t I?’. When I was a kid my big heroes were icons like Buzz Aldrin and Nansen, but they were so far away. Are Dreams really for normal people?!
Are Dreams something we can reach ourselves?
Well, now many years later when I got to know Buzz Aldrin,
I understand that these heroes are humans just like you and me. The only difference between them and other people is that they believed that the dream can come true….and they made it happen! They visualized themselves standing on the top of the mountain while all the others were laughing.
For 20 years I have been exploring the geographical world but also the world within us.
I have learned one important thing; dreams can come true if you just believe in yourself!
Never stop exploring…Never stop believe in You, because your belief is the only thing that will lead you top the top!”