Do you remember how to treasure hunt like you did when you were a kid? When you were young, a treasure hunt was a magical thing. You made a map, called your friends, followed the clues, fought off the evil dragons that stood in your way and found your treasure! As with many games we played as children, there are great lessons to be learned from a treasure hunt. Here are a few of the lessons from a good old-fashioned treasure hunt.
First, make a map. Just like you did with your hand drawn treasure maps, make a map of where you want to be so you don’t lose your way.
Call your friends. No one ever sets out on a treasure hunt alone. It would be too scary. Enlist your friends to help you on your journey. Seek their advice on where you want to go and how you want to get there. Ask them where they have taken wrong turns on their journeys and include those on your map.
Follow the clues. If your map is supposed to lead you to being more successful, then follow the clues of your success. Find the things that you did right to know where to go, and find the things you did wrong to know where not to go.
Fight off the evil dragons. On every good treasure hunt, you will face a dragon. In life we face dragons every day. Dragons are the unexpected things that can destroy you. Be strong, have courage and be willing to fight the dragon and continue on your way!
Find your treasure. The best part of your treasure hunt is the treasure at the end, which is your reward for undertaking such a difficult and perilous journey. The treasure is up to you. Just make sure that it’s a treasure worthy of the journey you’ve undertaken.
Wherever your treasure hunt is taking you, learn from the journey. Setting goals, making plans and finding what makes you happy is a lifelong pursuit. You’ll find that the games you played when you were young have been preparing you all along for the person you want to be. So good luck on your treasure hunt!