“When there is a hill to climb, don’t think waiting will make it smaller.”
How long do we wait? That hill is not getting any smaller yet us just staring at it. It looms in front of us. We let it mock us. We let it completely get the best of our intentions. The hill isn’t always the first thing we get when start out, it can come far later in our journey. At the worst possible time. Just before the big finish, it’s there rising to block the sun. Our sun being our joy because we thought we were through the worst of it.
The hill is where you leave it. If we can just take our first few steps in. The hill is where you can find what you’re made of. You find your best performance leaving it all on that hill. It’s the peak you’ve looked for, so you can reset for another one. The hill in this case is not our enemy, it’s our coach.
The point as I pondered this quote today is you never know what the hill has in store for if you don’t even try to climb it. Avoid it, try to take a different path, the hill will still be there. Just climb to discover what you’re made of. You’re all stronger than you think you are!
Once you reach the top, it’s all downhill from there. Stand for a moment on the summit. Things are all smaller when you have this perspective. And, perspective is what it’s all about. Feel different. What did you learn?