Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog

DR. DAVE'S ECLECTIC BLOG


WHAT WOULD STEVE DO?

I'm one-hundred percent sure that if now was the the year 1800, I would be packing my Conestoga wagon and heading toward the setting sun to explore the western expanses of North America.

In my first sixty years, I have owned two Toyota Landcruisers, six Land Rover Defenders, three monohull sailboats, and one catamaran. All of these conveyances were my 21st century Conestoga wagons that made it possible to live my dreams.

My catamaran made it possible to sail around the world on the ocean of my dreams.

The Landcruisers made it possible to explore Mexico, all of Central America, and Puerto Rico. The Defenders made it possible to explore Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Emirates, New Zealand, and the outback of Australia.

I still have three Defenders ready to drive from Cape Town to Cairo and from Buenos Aires to Alaska.

For me, the dream is all about adventure, freedom, and being really alive.

Although I like seeing the sights wherever we go, I think it's the sense of adventure coupled with the freedom to do what I want to do with my life, seasoned with a pinch of adrenalin that makes it all worthwhile. 

It doesn't matter whether I drive down a hundred foot sand dune, sail through Pirate Alley, or voyage across an ocean, I still get the feeling that I am really alive and am accomplishing something that's important to me. 

I'm living my dreams, and although it's a lot of work, costs lots of money, and spends the currency of my youth, that doesn't matter, because I'm doing what I want to do with my life as I live without regrets.

On the wall in front of my desk, I have a graphic emblazoned in large red letters: 

WWSD

Those letters mean, WHAT WOULD STEVE DO?

I've always admired Steve Irwin from the Australian Zoo and his outrageous ability to get the most out of life. 

Whenever I feel like chickening out and surrendering my dreams, I look up at my WWSD sign, and I remind myself if Steve was still here, he would be living his dreams, and there's no reason I shouldn't be living mine.

It's my dreams that get me up in the morning and keep me going all day long. 

It's my dreams that keep me sailing, and someday will take me around the world in my Land Rover Defenders. 

Every time I go out sailing and whenever I travel in my Defenders, I feel freedom bubble up in my heart and mind.

There is no doubt about it. I am addicted to freedom, and nothing else will do.

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Grand Schemes and Other Important Things

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Guilty Of Living My Dreams

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Speak to the mountains in your life

Speak To The Mountains In Your Life

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Imagine, Believe, Receive

Imagine, Believe, Receive

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Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog - Positive Thinking Doctor - David J. Abbott M.D.

WHO IS DR. DAVE AND WHY IS HE BLOGGING?


More than two decades ago, Captain Dave (aka Dr. Dave) started writing and creating websites as he sailed around the world on his sailboat, SV Exit Only. Those early websites and books evolved into the Positive Thinking Network you see today.

Captain Dave lived overseas for twenty-eight years in his globe trotting lifestyle until he became a Flying Doctor with the Indian Health Service working for ten years in the American Southwest flying out to deliver health care to the Apache, Hopi, Hualapai, Havasupai, and Colorado River Tribes.

Dr. Dave completed his work with the Indian Health Service in Arizona, and now runs the Positive Thinking Network full time either from his catamaran or his Land Rover Defenders as he travels around the world

The Positive Thinking Network has a global outreach sending a positive message to 196 countries, and it is your definitive source of positive thinking on the World Wide Web. 

With hundreds of positive websites, and more than a million pages and podcasts downloaded each month, it's where you come to learn everything you want to know about positive thinking. The Positive Thinking Network focuses on positive self-talk, positive spirituality, winning the battle against depression, PTSD, and positive adventure.

Hundreds of family safe websites stand ready to fill your mind with positive things.

Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network work around the clock to change the world, one person at a time, one web page at a time, and one podcast at a time.