If you’re looking for an inspiring story of purpose and overcoming, you’ve come to the right place. This week’s guest, Paul Harris, aka “The Warrior Walker” is a former Royal Marine currently walking around the entire outer perimeter of the UK, and has already walked over 1,000 miles. He is raising awareness and raising money to help those struggling with mental health issues.
Paul shares many heart-warming and inspiring experiences as he is overwhelmed daily with coffee, meals and accommodations. Because he has no support staff or sponsors, he relies solely on the generosity of the people he meets to help him pursue his mammoth task!
This journey has completely changed Paul’s life. He has gone from an average, uninspiring, mentally challenging life, and feeling like a failure, to finding out what he could create with his own momentum, passion, and power.
While this endeavor started off as a walk, it has become so much more than that with the amazing community of radiators he has come across on his journey.
“Human kindness is real. They want you to win.”
In this episode you will hear:
• I feel like I’ve gone back in time. I’m breaking bread and having dinner with people all along the way.
• My parent’s issues in my childhood is why I’m passionate and positive.
• When I was ready to quit the Marines, my grandfather asked me if I wanted to be known as Paul Harris, or Marine Harris. That was all I needed to keep moving forward.
• I like to push the boundaries.
• We tend to think of the me, me, me, but we should be thinking of others.
• Every day is an adventure.
• Becoming a Kindergarten teacher was therapy for me.
• I’ve had moments in my life when I should’ve done something but I didn’t. I overthought it.
• Be careful what you say to yourself, because the warrior within you is lessened by it.
• To be in control of what you do is the most freeing thing you can do.
• I’m always alone, but I never feel loneliness.
• A bad week doesn’t make a bad life.
• If you have passion – and you action that passion – you can live the life you want to live.
• Don’t ask yourself: What’s the worst that can happen? Instead ask yourself: What’s the best that can happen!
• There’s only one time in your life when you’re done, that’s when you’re done.