So, I’m coming late to the Amazing Race—but I’m watching through the old seasons and I tend to binge watch. Things I have learned about human nature that trip people up:
- If you’re out for a specific goal that requires intense focus, deciding that you can slow down your pace because you’re ‘in the lead’ and getting laissez-faire about the whole endeavor is going to land you last place, out of the competition, and on the walk of shame home.
- Treat people with respect and you’ll receive far more help than if you act like an asshole.
- When you have to do something unpleasant, shrieking and kicking won’t make it go any faster. Just grit your teeth and get it over with. You can vent afterward.
- Life sometimes offers you scary opportunities. Don’t automatically discount them—you may enjoy them, after all, and all good things require some form of risk.
- You’re never too old to take a chance. Maybe you won’t be able to complete the task, but you’ll never know until you try, and you may just have some wonderful adventures along the way.
5 Life Lessons I’m Learning From The Amazing Race