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Life Lessons From Nature's Original Backpacker

Have you ever felt like you were moving at a snail's pace? If yes, then how did you catch up to where you wanted to be? Have you ever wondered what stops you, and what would change if you allowed yourself to rest? Looking at nature, we often find our motivation and life lessons from the tiniest things. Undoubtedly, it is often the beauty of nature that offers us a solution to most of our problems. The very same is complemented by Charles Darwin in one of his famous quotes, which states - "In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." As we seek answers to all our problems, nature's adaptation pattern always has a ready-made solution, we only need to effectively lookout for them.


Now, considering all this, let us take a second to acknowledge what a humble snail teaches us. This slow-moving little critter does not only remind us of the proverb "slow and steady wins the race," but also the physical exterior of a snail reminds us that despite its heavy, it moves effortlessly. Applying the same to ourselves, adaptation is not remaining stuck in a pool of problems, which creates enough stress to ultimately bring about an emotional shut-down. It is about how we, as humans, learn to mature emotionally, become more resilient, and tune ourselves to think more holistically.


To conclude on a positive note, it needs to be understood that we must take a step every day, no matter how small it may be. Success will not just fall onto our lap; we need to chase it. And the day we learn to adapt, with the perfect blend of determination, humility, and kindness, is when we effectively prosper and cruise towards success. After all, this is the least we can learn from nature's original backpacker.

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