Mountain High

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

This year I have resolved to be happy in all seasons of my life, whether I am on top of a mountain or in the depths of the valley. The above quote gives hope to those who are in a trying season and gives reassurance to those who are in a victorious point in their lives. Your spirituality, career, finances, love or health are some of those mountains faced in life. The aspirations linked to better one’s position in life can be seen as lofty and unattainable by others and even yourself. Others may try to discourage by laughing at your dreams or planting seeds of doubt in your mind. You may be at a point in your life, where you believe that you may not deserve to reach the zenith of each of these mountains. Yet preparation uproots the doubt, ceases the laughter and positively aligns your thoughts.

Every mountain climber goes through preparation. The process is felt on a physical, mental and emotional level. The appropriate gear is essential to make it to the top of the mountain. Strenuous endurance and strength training ensures that the stamina levels can withstand the surface and atmospheric challenges of the mountain. The physical preparation overflows into the mental and emotion preparation. Achieving the goal is paramount. It is essential to differentiate what tasks to undertake and what pleasures to withdraw from life in order to reach the pinnacle of success. More importantly, mountain climbers condition themselves to keep going through all circumstances.

Life is like that mountain climb. Know what you want to achieve and go for it with everything within you. No matter how difficult it looks, no matter how crazy it may seem, never give up. Keep climbing, persevere, because eventually you will make it and your journey will be worth it. Strength and character will be tested and through those challenges it will lead toward the best version of yourself.




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