“Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”, I often read lately. While well-intentioned, do we really aspire life to be like a marathon?
The last 10K can be brutal. You can go from euphoria to despair in seconds. You can’t think straight. Everything hurts.
Surely, that’s not what we want life to be.
Instead, what if we see life as an adventurous hike?
Some parts are strenuous and some parts are just there to enjoy the view.
On that journey, we must manage our energy to be happy, healthy and sustainably of service to others.