Are You Hiking With Your Head Down? A Lesson From “Life Coach”

Do you often take the time to reflect on who you are, what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it? I don’t.

My wife calls me Momentum Man because I can never sit still or slow down. Both in my physical pursuits and my career or life goals.

But never stopping to take a breather may mean we find ourselves hiking with our heads down for far too long. And when we finally stop, exhausted, dehydrated, and look at our surroundings, we may have mistakenly gone down the wrong trail.

Or, maybe we’re happy where we ended up and this is the path we didn’t realize we were meant to take. Lucky us.

The film, “Life Coach,” explores this in a narrative by Renan Ozturk. A full-time climber, turned part-time artist, turned storyteller and filmmaker, finding that somehow along his evolution, he left a major part of himself behind. And in taking the time to reflect, contrasted by the example of the inspiring singular focus that world-class climber Alex Honnold demonstrates, Renan seeks to rediscover his truest self.

“Sometimes when you’ve lost something in your life that matters, the only thing left to do, is go and find it.”

What have you lost along the way? What is your truest self?

Stop and look around every once in a while, and take the time be sure you’re happy with where you are.

Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

Adventure filmmaker/photographer, outdoor athlete, & speaker. Director, Between The Peaks. Founder & Chief Editor, Explore Inspired

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