Self-belief pounds through Harrison Drury's veins after he walked the Kokoda Track last year.
The 17-year-old describes taking on the track as one of the defining moments of his young life and says other young adults (aged between 16 to 25 years) should take part.
Harrison walked the track in September last year as part of the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge.
He now believes he is a better person after completing the walk.
"I believe I am more motivated to do things. I did this walk and now I believe I can go further in life and do a lot more things," he said.
"It was amazing and was a lot harder mentally than physically.
"It was physically hard as well but the long days and the long distances to walk - you have to keep on going step-after-step just thinking why you were there was like a constant battleground for 10 straight days."
The Nowra RSL Sub-branch is now seeking applicants for this year's walk and given the chance, Harrison would sign up again in a flash.
If anyone is interested in taking part they can contact the sub-branch at email@example.com or can call 0413 787 858.
Applications need to be lodged by close of business on April 15.
Harrison did the walk with 40 other students and young adults from all over Australia.
Teamwork and support become crucial when you are facing such a difficult journey.
"Probably one of the best things about it was getting to know everybody and talking to them," he said.
He said support from his fellow walkers helped him when he needed it the most.
Harrison suggests relying on your mates for support is a well-known aspect of not only Australian military life but Aussie life in general.
You just don't head off on this sort of walk without doing some training.
The Ulladulla resident lives close to the Pigeon House Mountain walking track and with a backpack on he walked it many times for training.
"Pigeon House Mountain was a perfect training ground - particularly the start of the walk," he said.
"I believe it (walking the Kokoda Track ) is something everyone should do - no matter what your age is. If you believe you can do it then I reckon you would be able to do it."
The 17-year-old said the track, because of its connection Australian history, definitely had a mystic about it.
"You are walking in the footsteps of so many others like the Australian Diggers," he said.
"I thought I knew a bit about the track but when I got there I learnt so much more."
Just being there and seeing the battlegrounds and the terrain they had to fight in brings into perspective.
"I just couldn't imagine how it all worked out - just a narrow path not even a metre wide. I can't imagine how they would fight on it," he said.
Your reward at the end is an amazing sense of accomplishment, according to Harrison.
Meeting the local Papua New Guinean people was another highlight.
Harrison said the locals were nice and friendly people.
He would like to thank the Nowra RSL Sub-branch and everyone else who helped to give him such an opportunity and once again urged others to take part.
Harrison is a former Ulladulla High student and he will be going into the army in April to join the military police.