When Erik Weihenmayer told people he was going to climb the Seven Summits (for the uninitiated, that’s the highest peak on each of the seven continents) they told him he was crazy.
The sports media glorifies going all out, all the time, but Lopez shows us that taking your time to soak in your surroundings and appreciate the environment and people around you is a better way in the long run.
Roger Federer recently turned back the clock to win his 19th major when a lot of people in the tennis community had written off his chances of re-ascending to the pinnacle of the sport. His secret? More sleep.
As a result, we see teenagers on the front of major sports magazines, top 30 business people under 30 lists and the next big actor or model celebrated all over social media.
Federer is famous for a lot of things, but it’s arguably the 10 to 12 hours he gets each night that helps him keep up with players 10 years or more his junior and the rigors of global travel.
If you’re going to continue evolving as an athlete and a person, find new ways to test yourself and don’t shy away from following Jurek’s example in setting and achieving big, ambitious goals.
Weihenmayer completed his mission, one of only 150 people to complete the Seven Summits and the only blind person to do it.
Read more here: The Inertia