Some people are specialists, they grow one passion and hardly consider other activities as interesting. They might get a little enthused for a while, but in the long run they stick to their “onepassionpreference”. Those people are lucky! The opposite approach is the one of the multisporter.Being a multisporter can be considered as both a curse and a blessing. Let´s take a closer look at the concept.
40 years ago people were seldom seen as multisporters, partly because the opportunities to engage in different activities were limited. Limited due to the fact that many of the typical multisportactivities were in its early years, or even not invented at the time. This caused lack of access to the necessary tools, knowledge, -and in some cases, the physical facilities to take part in certain sports. The fact that the community of enthusiastic people involved in narrow sports, were small, and you had to know someone to get introduced to the sport, was also a limiting factor. This goes for activities like rock climbing, Seakayaking, Telemark/randonee´ skiing, and Mountain biking, just to mention a few examples.
Today the access to a large variety of activities make it relatively easy to be acomplished in multiple sports. You can learn from the web, share information and passion, even if you live in remote places. The requiered equipment is cheaper, and can be purchased from the web if you have no local retailer.
There are however some pros and cons in the multisporter aproach:
Now the pros:
Even if it sometimes is a bit time, equipment, and skillwise ovewhelming, the multisportaproach is a privileged place to be. To have multiple ways to take pleasure in the opportunities this great planet gives us, can be very satisfying. It is a way to experience richness and selfconfidence in several areas of physical demand. So keep things balanced, enjoy the essence of every activity, and allways remember to be gratefull for the lifecircumstances that lets you be one of earths lucky multisporters.
Epic moments awaits round every corner!
But if you don´t turn the corner..you will never bump in to them. To live an active lifestyle, physically and mentally. To be present in the moment, to be open to new experiences, and to learn something every day, is essential to experience quality of life. By being conscious about what we do, and to what goes on around us, we can experience joy and meaning. No matter how big or small the event or adventure is, we have the choice to see it as trivialities or harness it as one of life´s epic moments.