A poem about finding balance in striving
We are constantly seeking peak experiences
One peak to be higher than the next peak
We push to reach our full potential
To be constantly pushing our frontier
We fall sick, sometimes from exhaustion
And wonder how we can pull back
Should I climb smaller mountains?
So that I have longer stretches of climb?
Or should I continue to push my limits?
Build bigger muscles?
With periods of forced recovery in between?
Which is better? Distance runner or muscle builder?
Which makes me happier?
Only I can decide what trade-offs to make
The only mistake is to expect we can train ourselves to become invincible
Every climb has a price to pay