LifeGoalAction compares life to a hike, and tells us that you can’t take everything.

Our lives are just like hiking only more complex. Everything that we want to achieve in our lives adds to the load we must carry. There is an endless string of things that we may pursue but one day we have to come to the realisation that we can’t pursue them all. The guy who told you that you could have everything was a lier.

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Some really good points, which relates back to the value of having focus. If you really want to make a difference, you have to focus on that one thing and go all out for it. You can’t try to do it all.

I want to build on the hiking analogy, though, and take it a bit further. How many of you, when you go on a hike, don’t know where you’re going? You don’t go on a hike without a map or a compass, and without a planned route. Same goes for life, don’t you think? It pays to know where you’re going, even if it’s just a general idea.

Secondly, while hiking does help build you physical, etc, I think most people go for hikes for the scenery and the nature. To enjoy the natural surroundings. As you go through life, pay attention to what’s around you. Don’t just live in your own world, shut off from others. Part of the beauty of life is the connections with the things and people around you.

Thirdly, hiking is as much about the journey as the final destination. While the final view is often really nice, the journey up there is as rewarding and as worthwhile as the final view. And it’s just as good a reason for people to go on hikes. This is a point I’ve touched on a previous blog post. In life, the journey is just as important as where you end up. Even as you look forward to the destination, enjoy the journey, the challenges that you face.

Finally, and most importantly, most people go hiking for fun, for enjoyment. Same goes for life. You should go through life enjoying it. Have fun in your life.

How is your “hike” going?

How is your hike going?