I Swam Too Far and Almost Didn't Make It Back to Shore
1.4 miles away from the beach I realized I was in a predicament.
I had underestimated how much energy it would take to swim out this far.
And I didn't know if I could make it back.
I went with some friends to go snorkeling few weeks ago, and I cluelessly followed them to the further side of the ocean.
The view was awesome.
We saw a lot of fishes.
But I was low on energy.
It felt like my phone was on 3% battery, and I forgot where I last left my charger.
I panicked and started swimming.
I swam, swam, and swam. And I stopped.
My head was in the waters.
I floated sluggishly.
I was tired.
Little bubbles floated to the top from my snorkeling tube.
Then I realized something.
It was impossible for me to get back to shore if I just kept swimming and swimming without stopping.
But if I swim, take a break, swim, take a break, and repeat the cycle, then I can probably make it back to the beach eventually.
I think many people grind and grind with stopping, and this causes them to burn out.
Taking frequent breaks and recharging will help you pursue long-term goals without burning out.
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