A Tweet Changed My Actions, and Maybe Saved My Life

Finding life-saving perspective in an unlikely place

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My dog and I kayaking. Photos: Bob Mayer

Not wearing my life jacket was the same as driving without my seatbelt buckled.

The same logic applies to kayaking. When would I need a life jacket? In the event of an accident. But the very nature of the word means it would be unexpected. What good is the life jacket behind my seat going to do? If I were hit by a boat and knocked overboard unconscious, for example, how much good would the jacket—or even the still floating kayak—do me?

I soon realized how incredibly fortuitous it was that a simple tweet had led me to change my ways.

And I soon realized how incredibly fortuitous it was that a simple tweet had led me to change my ways.

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My kayak and gear.
  1. Make a decision: Wear mine.
  2. Sustained action: Always wear it.

West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to www.bobmayer.com

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