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Remember Your Why – Jordan Wylie

Jordan Wylie, the man who set out to solo circumnavigate the UK on a SUP has sadly had to wrap it up in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, but he has a message for us all.

Jordan has inspired the whole SUP community. His dedication and perseverance truly resonates with us all during this time. Jordan has been raising funds for Frontline Children to build a school in the Horn of Africa and has raised over £82,300. Although not fulfilling the mission, he has so much to be proud of and he has a message to share with us all.

After 149 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes and 2377.29KM, The Great British Paddle has sadly come to an abrupt end. We have been informed by Scottish Government officials that to continue would be in breach of new COVID-19 regulations and laws. Full details on my Facebook page, a sad day for all of us but sometimes you have to do the right thing and not necessary what you want to do. Thank you to all you amazing people and companies that chose to support me and my team. We paddled further and harder for longer than anyone has ever done on the ocean via Standup Paddleboard and we are proud of what we achieved for our chosen charity. I could of paddled a further 23KM this evening which would of been easy and achieved another world first at John O’Groats but as I said from the start, this not about getting any award or setting records – it’s about inspiring hope and changing lives for children through the gift of education and the spirit of adventure. Be the difference that makes a difference, goodnight and god bless you all.

“I would like to leave you with a few lessons I learnt along the way:
1. REMEMBER YOUR WHY – never forget why you started when times get tough, this alone will keep you going on the darkest and toughest of times, purpose is a very powerful driver in life
2. IT’S NOT THE CRITIC THAT COUNTS – you will always find haters, trolls, detractors, non believers when you aim high in life. Unless they are in the arena getting their ass kicked alongside you, don’t even give them the privilege of being in your head space.
3. STAY IN THE GAME – Keep your paddle active, always be physically present and mentally engaged with your mission. Don’t stray. Don’t get distracted. Don’t quit through choice. Tomorrow is always a new day.
4. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS – Keep your head up and look forward always. Concentrate on the direction you are going, visualise your target and objective. Focus to motivate. Focus to concentrate. Focus to balance.
5. STAY TRUE TO YOUR VALUES – your values are your internal compass to help you navigate life. If you compromise them, you will get lost quickly and stop moving forward. Never forget who you are and what you stand for.”

Well done Jordan and we can’t wait to see what you get up to next.

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3 years ago

Absolutely heartbreaking that he didn’t finish it.

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