The biggest fear of putting something on the Internet is that your creation can be hated/liked and judged by anonymous people around the globe, which do nothing and sit in front of their screens scared of making a real move in real life. By looking at the insights less than 300 people actually read these articles and in a way that’s good for me. The good thing is that there is nothing to fear and I can express what ever I feel in that moment.
Ok, now after I spread a little bit of hate let’s write from the heart. The idea about WORTH IT was born in November 2016. At that point, it was in my mind. It happened after 2 months of a kinda depressed phase of my life or something like that. I was feeling down because the riding season was over and I didn’t even have a chance to ride (read jump and do tricks) my bike around my area (yes I tried building jumps at home, but it didn’t work out). 9 months later and BOOM, WORTH IT is a thing. It’s not just in my mind anymore, so what did I get from it, or better, what did I create for myself? I have a chance to travel the world (in a van), meet new people almost every day, and ride my bike more often. To be able to do this I work (manage, film, write, promote, etc.) more than ever before and it ends up that I’m so tired to ride my bike when the opportunity comes. So, now I have an opportunity to ride, but I’m too tired to do it….hahaha, life is so funny.
I decided to get sick last week to rethink the whole thing. And this is my conclusion. Everything is going well, 80% of what I dreamt in September I now have, and it makes me feel glorious. The 20% I don’t have are the things I focus on the most and I still manage to be unhappy and unsatisfied while living the dream. Now, the 20% I feel I don’t have are the things I haven’t clearly defined at the beginning of the dream. The things I thought don’t matter, and now these things make me insecure and I start rethinking what I really wanted. So, let’s rewrite the dream and move on from this sick week in a victorious fashion.
I want to ride my bike every day. I want to be better at riding my bike every day. I want to do it with people that have the same passion. I want to bring my view of mountain biking to the world. I want to travel the world with the people that matter to me (friends, bike friends, Ena). I want to be motivated every day to bring the best out of me, and improve myself in the best of ways. I want to make enough money from my management skills that I don’t have to look at my bank account for more than a year, and just know I have enough money to do what I love. I want to know how to help the next person when it’s the right time to do it, in the best possible way. I want to bring the best out of me every day and feel good about my decisions. I want to know how to be happy and remember that happiness starts from the inside. I want to be more considerate and more altruistic to the persons around me.
My view of mountain biking: I can travel the world thanks to my managing skills and riding skills. With the help of a team, I can create quality and unique visual and written content that inspires other to follow their dreams. I want to build the best dirt jump bike park in Croatia because there is no place like home. I want to have the best crew of people around me that share the same vision and are motivated to create the best trails ever in this bike park. When the bike park is built, I want to manage that bike park and bring more people to Croatia, and build a strong bike community at home so every kid can get to know this sport in the best way.
So in other words, I want to ride my bike, have amazing friends that do the same, have a quality and trustworthy relationship with Ena, and be in Croatia. But, to do all that I feel like there is a little bit more of traveling and learning to do so that this bike park can be nothing less than what is Barcelona for street riders.
Thanks to all the people that supported us from the start.
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