How Experience Helps Get You Through The Toughest Challenges

Whether you're facing a raging rapid or a tough business decision, one thing's for sure: To make the right choice, you need confidence.

Meet Steve Fisher, a professional kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.

When he's not on the water, Fisher operates a small video production business to supplement his career as a professional athlete, and he feels that the worlds of business and sport--and the attributes that they require for success--aren't so different.

Steve Fisher

"I think that what we find is a lot of high-end professional business people perhaps have a lot in common with high-end professional athletes," he says.

"If I look at a rapid, within a matter of seconds I can tell you if it's runnable or not. But if it is at all doable, I can do that with a lot of confidence."

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  • The Wrong Agency

    As a sub-heading:

    "WHETHER YOU'RE FACING A RAGING RAPID OR A TOUGH BUSINESS DECISION, ONE THING'S FOR SURE: TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE, YOU NEED CONFIDENCE."

    Doesn't really make sense.

    It's perfectly possible to be both confident, and make a catastrophically wrong choice. And even experience only assists decision making - it doesn't make it faultless.

    However, prior experience of a situation certainly provides a useful springboard for decision making.