5 Life Lessons Learned from Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the highlights of my recent Sydney trip was climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. During the climb, I had the chance to see the city in a different light while thinking about life.

Here are 5 life lessons learned from climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

1. You only live once. Live for the moment.

If you don’t climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge now, when are you going to get the chance again? You only live once, don’t live to regret things.

2. The view is great on top, but you need to work hard to get there.

When you get to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the view is beyond amazing. I never knew Sydney could be so beautiful, and I think it is partly because I worked hard to climb my way to the top. The same applies for everything else in life. If you want something, you need to work hard for it.

3. Sometimes when you are scared, the only way is to move forward.

If you’ve climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a group before, you would know that it is not quite possible to stop, and even if you are scared of heights, the only way is to move forward.

Always push yourself to move forward, to break

SydneyPhotos credit: Dawn Yang

4. Good things always come at a price.

Let’s just face it: nothing in this world is free. You want to see the spectacular view from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge? Sure, pay A$218 for it. In life, good things always come at a price.

5. Life is a journey, not a destination.

This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson says it all. Sometimes we are too focused on the destination, that we forget to enjoy the journey. Don’t be too anxious to get to the top, learn to enjoy the process. Life is a journey.

If you are planning a trip down-under, read my post about my adventure in Sydney