Say you’re going on a difficult 4-hour hike
Can you make it?
Your fitness factors in. Do you do 4-hour hikes all the time? You’ll be fine. Are you a skinny little thing that skips around all day? You’ll be fine. Are you overweight and haven’t hiked that far in a year? Ya might not make it.
Your attitude factors in. Are you stoked to do it? Are you driven by the desire to make it to the end? You’ll probably make it. Are you being dragged along? Ya might not make it.
Your equipment factors in. Do you have proper shoes? Did you dress for it? Did you bring water? Good. Did you wear a t-shirt when it was 40 degrees and raining out? Ya might not make it.