What’s your Everest?

Photo by Theodor Lundqvist

What’s your Everest? What is the one event you’ve been training for that would justify all your hard work?

Everyone’s got their Everest — that one far-reaching goal that takes everything out of them to get it.

Of course, there’s no guarantee of success but you have to be willing to go forward anyway.

Both failure and success share the same result: they take you places you wouldn’t have achieved through idleness. Even false starts produce traces of data and contain lessons in disguise.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others along the way. As [easyazon_link keywords=”Neale Donald Walsch” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Neale Donald Walsch[/easyazon_link] observes, “The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”

Anything worth fighting for disrupts your life. With the right attitude, it also improves it.


Climbing Another Peak

The high of the climb, the grind, the risk, unshakeable self-confidence and persistence. Energy thrives when there’s no quit.

But do you really want to climb Everest again? Knowing the amount of work involved can be mentally exhausting. Not to mention that you have to expend just as much energy and focus as you do climbing up to climb down.

When thrill exceeds stage fright, it’s still may be wise to gut check your ambition, to give up this time around. Just because you were successful the first time doesn’t mean you’ll be successful again. But success may not even be the point, since you really don’t need success to be confident anyway.

By all means, do it again because you enjoy the process. The longer you wait between intervals, the harder it gets to repeat. Rest equals success only when you’re truly done doing the work.

How high will you climb?