DAH: I'm surprised.
Monkey: About me having adventures?
DAH: No, about you thinking.
Monkey: Ha, Ha, Mr. Wise-Guy.
DAH: Sorry. So, what kind of adventures are you thinking about? Rock climbing? Bungee jumping? River rafting?
Monkey: More waking up, doing stuff, helping you.
DAH: Those don't sound much like adventures.
Monkey: Maybe not to you, but for me, they are the biggest adventures.
DAH: How are "waking up, doing stuff, and helping me" adventures?
Monkey: OK, so, first of all, you've got to shoot high, and accept some risk.
DAH: Just to wake up in the morning?
Monkey: Maybe that, most of all. Wake up ready to shoot high and accept some risk.
DAH: I guess that could be a little scary.
Monkey: It's an adventure.
DAH: I better start jumping out of bed. What else?
Monkey: When you're doing stuff, you've got to be fully committed and focused.
DAH: True. Shooting high would pretty much require that.
Monkey: And if you're not fully committed and focused, what' s the point? Why do you bother?
DAH: I could be doing stuff just because someone's making me do it, or because it feels good.
Monkey: Fully committed and focused still works better, for both those things.
DAH: What if I have doubts or insecurities?
Monkey: Commit or quit. What are you, a monkey-man or a mouse?
DAH: Monkey-man, I guess.
Monkey: If you're going to live, live. Otherwise, go back to bed. And, number three.
DAH: Number three?
Monkey: There will be adversity.
DAH: I knew this would be too difficult.
Monkey: And I'll be there, helping you. Any way I can. And so will everyone else who loves you.
DAH: Now you're just getting sappy.
Monkey: I'm telling you, life's an adventure.
DAH: "Life is a gamble at terrible odds."
Monkey: See? Risk! Focus! Adversity! We're in it anyway. Waking up, doing stuff, helping each other.
DAH: Shooting high, fully committed, supported by those who love us.
Monkey: I've been thinking about adventures.
DAH: Thanks. And thanks for remembering my rule of threes.
Monkey: You're welcome. One more thing. Where I come from we have a tradition. We do a little dance at the beginning of each adventure. You should do that.
DAH: Every morning when I wake?
Monkey: A little dance, at the beginning of each adventure.
DAH is David Anthony Hance at DAHplaytime.com. Monkey is a little pushy today. Well, Monkey is a little pushy every day.