I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of limits. Whether these are self-imposed limits, the ones we hit because we tell ourselves we can’t do more. Or, the limits that are imposed on us, the ones where other people tell us we can’t go/do anymore.
As business owners, professionals, weekend warrior athletes, and aspiring global travelers. These limits creep into our thoughts, tuck us into our comfortable lives, and limit us from taking action.
What can we do to combat these limits, break through them, and leave them behind us?
Well, I’m not sure what works for you. But, I’ve been crafting what works for me over the years.
More on that below.
What we are working on.
Repairs rather than replace. Keeping apparel out of landfills.
Since we started the Gear Repair Program, we have repaired hundreds of garments for all you hardcore outdoorsmen putting our gear through the ringer. This is awesome and we love it! Nothing says “badass” more than individuals recreating outside with repaired gear. Cheers to you. 🍻
Our Alpine Dip-N-More Boardshorts just hit the site!
I’m especially pumped for these because not only are they great for sipping daiquiris poolside and alpine lake swimming, but they are also awesome for running, the gym, or for flippin burgers while smashing Modelos…choose your adventure, Captain. 😝
What we are up to.
Picking up where I left off above. Here are the steps I use to push beyond my limits (not always to success either). 🤦
- Get inspired. This is crucial. I find others that have pushed beyond their limits then use them as inspiration. If they can do it, so can I.
- Just bloody start. It doesn’t matter how much I do, or how far I go. This is my pen-to-paper moment.
- Stretch goal with a time crunch. I aim to finish that big work project by a certain date, launch a new product by a certain time or sign up for that big race.
- What’s next? After I finish something that stretched my limits, I pat myself on the back and strive for something else. Momentum, baby!
I’ve been on a trail running kick for the last several months. And, in order to get my ass in gear, I signed up for a race…way beyond my limits.
The Broken Arrow Sky Race is a 46K/9,000’ vertical climb mountain-run in Olympic Valley, CA.
Safe to say it was hard. Roughly 14 miles of the race were on snow! But, damn was it a blast!
Now, what’s next? 100 mile trail run? 😵
A bit of inspiration.
The question is not, "Will I succeed?" but rather, "What should I attempt?"
- Author James Clear
As always, if you have any questions about KETL just shoot me an email at Dom@ketlmtn.com Yes, I read all my emails. :)
Connoisseur of many. Master of none.