When you learn to surf, you don’t usually think about the life lessons you’ll learn. You’re just trying to figure out how to stand up and stay up. Recently I came across a website, The Skool of Life and more specifically, a post about the life lessons its author has learned through surfing.
Quite insightful I thought. But I don’t want to steal his thunder; only whet your appetite. So check out his list below of life lessons learned when you learn to surf and then click to read more about each lesson.
At the age of 34, there are only two things in my life that I’ve stuck with for over 1000 days. The first is blogging and the second is surfing. I realized the other morning as I paddled out at Manhattan beach that this would be my fourth year of surfing. So, I thought I’d share some life lessons with you from 1000 days of surfing.
- Standing up is the hardest part
- Surf until you’re too committed to quit
- All it takes is one good wave
- The conditions are always changing
- Don’t let a perfect wave pass you by
- There’s always another wave coming
- Wave selection makes a big difference
- If you’re not present, you’ll eat shit
- The wipeouts are never as bad as you think
- The more waves you go for, the more you’ll catch
- Nature rewards our patience
- You need to get out of your comfort zone in order to get past it
- Don’t judge yourself by your worst day
Some people may argue that these are surf lessons you learn from life, but I think there are too many ways to get around these lessons in day-to-day life. But in surfing you have to stare each one in the face every time you hit the water. Click here to gain more insight into each of the life lessons learned when you learn to surf; courtesy of The Skool of Life.
Do you have any life lessons you’ve learned from surfing? If so, please share them below. One I learned is that Mother Nature can be even more stubborn than I am!