Life Lessons to Learn from Mountain Biking
Once you know where to go, you'll eventually figure out a way to reach there. So, make sure you assess situations properly, make your own decisions, and then commit to the path that you've decided to take. You'll have to put in your best effort and do whatever it takes to reach the top of the hill, and this is only possible when you're determined and committed enough.
Watch where you're going! The first thing that you're taught about mountain biking is that your bike follows your eyes. Instead of looking at the tires or obstacles in your path, look a bit further away to get on to the other side. It'll help you gauge and navigate between obstacles. How you deal with obstacles says a lot about who you are. So, remember not to dwell on little obstacles that come in your way in life!
Mountain biking is a challenging sport. Most of the obstacles lying in your path can be crossed or overcome. Sometimes, it may take you several failures and perseverance to keep going ahead before you make it through to your destination. Facing your fears will make you a stronger and confident person, because once you're out there on your bike, quitting is never an option.
Don't get so busy in focusing on the destination that you forget to enjoy your journey and the beautiful things that may be happening around you. If you come across something beautiful, stop, admire, and enjoy the moment, because you never know whether you may get to see that beautiful sight ever again.
Well, if you're going up, you'll come down as well. It's not necessary that things will turn out the way you wanted. You have to be flexible enough to bend and make it through problems. The key here is to cherish the good rides (read times), and learn from the bad ones, so that you have fun the next time.
Don't run away from the hurdles that come in your way. They are called 'hurdles' for a reason, because every hurdle has a way around it. If you don't get it the first few times, you might get frustrated and would want to give up. But wait! Instead, take a break and start afresh the next day or after getting to know the new perspectives. You'll come back happier, determined, and more productive.