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Finish the sentence

One of my most popular blog posts was when I asked you what books you were reading at the moment.

Today I thought I’d canvas your opinion again. All I’m asking you to do is to copy and paste these four sentences in the comments section and finish them off:

I am inspired by
I regret
I am striving to
If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be

Here are my answers:

  • I am inspired by Sir Ranulph Fiennes who has made a career out of his passion
  • I regret rushing through the final few months of my round the world ride
  • I am striving to get to the South Pole
  • If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be to ask you to download the pdf of one of my books and email it to a million people

What are your answers?

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  1. I am inspired by Amnesty International
    I regret not taking a Gap Year
    I am striving to save up to cycle from London to Rome
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be http://www.amnesty.org.uk

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  2. Tom Rogerson Posted

    I am inspired by Annie Dillard
    I regret not going to university
    I am striving to put my kids through college
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be my other favorite expeditionist: http://www.mikehorn.com/

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  3. Billy Trewers Posted

    I am inspired by the heroes in the British Army
    I regret leaving the Army to get a boring, safe job
    I am striving to get fit enough to do an Ironman
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be http://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk !

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  4. David Crane Posted

    I am inspired by the expeditions of Captain Scott
    I regret not running a marathon when I was young
    I am striving to find time to visit Bhutan
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be the concept of Gross National Happiness. So important I believe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_national_happiness

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  5. Paul Firth Posted

    I’m inspired by, strangely, by Donald Crowhurst, who despite being out of his depth, saw a path and took it, come what may.
    I regret not taking more time to explore the advantages of being very fit when I was younger.
    I’m striving to find a place in the world which makes me want to never leave.
    I’d like to shamelessly plug a charity: Action for Children, striving to help children find relief from stress and poverty.

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  6. I am inspired by my girlfriend who is always happy and a true success
    I regret nothing (there’s no point)
    I am striving to find my place in the world and be what I consider successful.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be George Carlin. What a genius.

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  7. I am inspired by anyone who flaunts regulations and expectations, chases their potential, and makes their life work for them.
    I regret nothing I do in life, just those things I don’t do, and so I like to try everything.
    I am striving to turn my passion (writing) into a living, although I know it will take (a lot of) time and hard work.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be my accessories line – http://www.mockinghorse.co.uk!

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  8. I’ll email your PDF to 2000 people on Monday 🙂

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  9. I am inspired by my Mum.

    I regret all the times I have hesitated through fear rather than acting.

    I am striving to build a sustainable business around something I care passionately about.

    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be http://www.escapethecity.org/ – JOIN US!

    PS – apologies if I submitted this twice….

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  10. I am inspired by Alastair Humpherys (name spelt correctly now) – his after dinner speech has genuinely changed my objectives in life and made me realise anything is possible. I’m now trying to act on this!

    I regret not choosing a career that I was actually interested in rather than one that pays the bills. Always dreamed of being a pilot or having a career involved with sport and have ended up training to be an accountant (Qualifying in June though so freedom beckons!)

    I am striving to make up for the above!….Find a career being involved in sport. I have no qualifications so I’m starting this by completing my own sporting challenges to gain recognition – first up cycle non- stop from Lands End to John O’Groats!

    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be myself! Trying to put an idea into a career plan that I can live off….I’m not sure how this is going to happen yet, so I want to get as many people interested in my website/ what I’m doing and see where it takes me….

    http://www.richardwestover.com if you’re interested

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  11. Name now spelt correctly sorry – Alastair Humphreys – that was actually a typo this time though rather than general ignorance!

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  12. Alex Roberts Posted

    I am inspired by Mike Basich, the guru of snowboarding…

    I regret not taking a job offer to work a summer season in Canada.

    I am striving to complete my MSc. in Environmental Policy and Management.

    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be http://www.whiterides.com … alpine airport transfers!

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  13. I am inspired by Jimi Hendrix.
    I regret not setting off on my bike trip sooner.
    I am striving to cycle to Venezuela, climb mountains and find great music along the way.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be
    The very funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1SHi8ZvzmM

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  14. I am inspired by Yvon Chouinard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVfy2T0rzMc The founder of Patagonia. His book inspired me into becoming something bigger than just me. It set me on a path of exploration. Teaching me there are no limits.
    I regret not starting on my path to running and a healthy lifestye sooner.
    I am striving to decide my future. I have a hard time commiting to one path. The world has too much to see.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be How incredible my wife and daughter are. How awesome it is to watch my daughter grown, learn, and explore.

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  15. I am inspired by Crazyguyonabike – the best website ever. So many great travel blogs.
    I regret not studying Spanish earlier
    I am striving to begin my first long distance bicycle tour.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing, it would be myself – click my name above

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  16. I am inspired by St. Paul.
    I regret not starting my family earlier, I could have been a grandfather by now.
    I am striving to squeeze in as much cycle camping as I can before I get too old, or my diabetes returns.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing it would be recumbent cycling and particularly my Trice QNT from http://www.icetrikes.co.uk/

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  17. I am inspired by countless people but always people who make do with what they have and succeed.
    I regret making mistakes and not fixing them quicker.
    I am striving to do better.
    If I could shamelessly plug one thing today it would be Winstons Wish http://www.winstonswish.org.uk a truly fantastic charity.

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