David Navarro López

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If you reached a peak, make sure you breathe

If you reached a peak, make sure you breathe

iOur life is full of challenges. Some of them are there due to life itself. Some others, the most interesting ones, can be put there by us, in a way to enhance ourselves, becoming a better person, having a better life or a better social position.

A quite healthy behaviour is to regularly set some challenges in front of us, targeting our own inner improvement, avoiding in some way that circumstances would drive us through paths we did not choose.

This might lead us to a life of continuous improvement, which in my opinion is the only way to live in the best version of the world we could live in.

-From this point, to another very dangerous one, there is just a baby step.

While climbing up heading to our peak, we could fail on forgetting that our goal is not the challenge itself and its difficulties, but its reward.

And when that happens, an issue more common that one might think, the person involved enters into a non-sense spiral of fighting windmills, a sense of uselessness and permanent unsatisfaction.

It would not be the first case for a person who goes on retirement and loses his/her meaning in life. They would accept any job to do, just for the fact of continuing struggling, no matter the target.

In the film “The Intern”, Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a retired executive, applies to a senior citizen intern program, as retirement has become too boring for him. (See more about the film here)

Switching our target from the goal itself to the path that leads us to it, will avoid us to really enjoy when reaching the peak, and more importantly, would avoid us to have a sane criteria when fixing our next goal.
David Navarro

While keeping our attention on the path we are walking, making sure we make no mistakes with every step we take, at the same time, we should be able to preview the succession of peaks we want to conquer, to fill our lives with a coherent purpose.

So please, if you reached a peak, make sure you fall back, enjoy the moment and breathe.


Images from Killian Jornet.

Kílian Jornet Burgada, born 27 October 1987 in Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain, is a professional sky runner, trail runner, ski mountaineer and long-distance runner.

He is a six-time champion of the long-distance running Skyrunner World Series and has won some of the most prestigious ultramarathons, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Grand Raid, the Western States Endurance Run and the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run.

Jornet holds the fastest known time for the ascent and descent of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Denali and Everest. Jornet summited Mount Everest on 22 May 2017, climbing without fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen, and reached the top in 26 hours from base camp. On 27 May he reached the summit again from advanced base camp in 17 hours.

Author of two books, 

  • Jornet, Kílian (2011). Run or Die. Velo Press. ISBN 1937715094.
  • Jornet, Kílian (2013). The invisible border.

Learn more about here



David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #5

Thank you for your kind words, my dear friend. You are one of those peaks for me, to one day having your human greatness. Not easy, you are longer practicing than me, and I arrived late to the class. But what is life without challenges?

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #4

You have mentioned a key word : Choice It is our choice to take the leadership of our own life, or else, somebody else will do for us. In this way, we can always adapt our challenges for the skill sets and energy we have at the time.

CityVP Manjit

vor 4 Jahren #3

The key is healthy behaviour, we don't pay attention to healthy behaviours when we are led by temporal motivations. It is the same as "retirement" - which is a conditioning set by society and often not a inner-driven choice, otherwise if we wanted to retire at 30 years of age, we could do so. Healthy behaviour is a choice we have in a society that creates conditioning that does not allow us to breath when we reach our own peaks.

Ali Anani

vor 4 Jahren #2

Dear friend David Navarro L\u00f3pez- yes, i enjoyed this buss tremendously. You wrote "While keeping our attention on the path we are walking, making sure we make no mistakes with every step we take, at the same time, we should be able to preview the succession of peaks we want to conquer, to fill our lives with a coherent purpose". You remind me of the fitness peaks in a landscape. No sooner we are on one another fitness peak emerges. Yes, in complexity science fitness peaks are there to keep us challenging ourselves and this is the way to learn and grow. We should never be eluded by reaching a peak knowing that another and fitter one awaits for us. This continuous challenge is what keeps us moving to higher peaks. I say bravo my friend for your thoughts in this buzz are spot on.

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #1

Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, here there is another one it has been in the kitchen for too long. Hope you like it

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