Hiking Log - Climb every mountain

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

This is part 24 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.

 

Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker.

 


 

9-20-18

Every day is another day to another opportunity of greatness. Climb every mountain to be powerful beyond measure.

 


 

And here is what this hiker's words meant to me.

 

Every day is another day... The past is gone. Just think about that. Whatever happened to you in the last hour is already a part of your past, and cannot be changed. If you said something that you regret, you can't take it back. All you can do is whatever comes next. Ask for forgiveness. Do something good for the person you hurt. Move on. If you made a mistake on a report in the last hour, you already did it. Now it's time to fix the mistake. And if you did something amazing in the last hour, it's time to look forward to the next amazing thing. I'm using the "last hour" just to strengthen the point. We can sometimes get hung up on rehashing something that happened in the past. What if we had done this or that instead? But that time is gone. Done. Every day is a new start, and all we have is that day. To use however we want. To change whatever we want. Isn't that thought so freeing?

 

... to another opportunity of greatness. Most of us have dreams of one sort or another. Whether it's a better job, a healthier relationship, a stronger body, a new or improved skill, most of us have something we hope to make "great." Since every day is a new start, every day is another chance to move forward to make our lives and ourselves great. Pick up the phone and make a call to a company you want to work with. Sign up for those piano lessons. Skip the bread with breakfast. Take a walk down the street. Whatever will move you closer to being the best you that you can be, today is the day you can start.

 

Hiking Log - Climb every mountainClimb every mountain.. The person who wrote this was hiking on the Appalachian Trail. If he or she  had been walking for miles, days or even months, they've already literally climbed mountains. But every time I read these words, I take them figuratively. Climbing our own mountains happens all the time. We have a challenge at work. Trouble is brewing with family members. The car isn't working. Our bank account is dwindling much faster than it's being replenished. A relationship is not working out. We all have mountains of some sort to climb. And the way to get to the other side is to keep moving until we've gotten to the top. Taking the easy way around doesn't mean we've conquered anything. We have to actually do the hard work required to get to the top.

 

...to be powerful beyond measure. Every time we overcome a challenge (or a fear) we become more powerful. For example, I used to be incredibly afraid to speak out in public. Even a meeting with four people was enough to induce a quavering voice and upset stomach. After years of hard work and practice, I was able not only to get up in front of hundreds of people to talk, but to have fun with it. I went from one extreme to the other, and believe me, I felt so much better about myself. So every challenge or obstacle we overcome, gets us closer to the best us we can be. And in so doing, we become more powerful.

 

In 18 words, this hiker highlighted four tenets of life. We can start life over every day (or hour). We can reach our own greatness by taking a step, and then another. We must attack and climb any mountain in our way. And by doing so, we can become powerful. 

 

Thank you hiker for taking the time to share and make us think.

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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OMG Kat Palmiotti - I was thinking a very similar thought that Nina Hollander - I was playing that song in my head also.  I love the way you parsed out those 18 words. Fabulous.

Feb 11, 2019 06:37 AM #8
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There is another song that is going to stick in mind all day long Kat Palmiotti (Climb every mountain)...

Feb 11, 2019 07:27 AM #9
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Clim every mountain is in my hear now for a while this morning.  I guess when I useto hikethe trail, I dd not see many logs to write in but that was in the 60's.

 

Feb 11, 2019 08:31 AM #10
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Thank you for your comment Gabe Sanders !

Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Is the song gone yet? (I'm not going to mention the name just in case you DID get it out of your head!)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - As soon as you named that song, it got stuck in MY head!

Feb 11, 2019 09:52 AM #11
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I don't know if there are other logs along the trail, Will Hamm - we happened to see an empty box and thought it would be a great spot for a log book!

Feb 11, 2019 09:53 AM #12
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Kat,

Who would not thought of that song that we all have in our heads.  What a great inspirational moment you shared with us.  A

Feb 11, 2019 02:20 PM #13
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Hi Kat- you are so right...those are 18 powerful words. I absolutely love your hiking log series. We have to look at each day with a fresh set of eyes and a fresh perspective. Don't let yesterday color what today will be like. 

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Like your thoughts and analysis of this hikers words. Very inspirational.

Feb 12, 2019 08:57 AM #15
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Kat Palmiotti - I'm so glad you're keeping this series going and I love your interpretations behind the meanings of the words the hikers left. I agree with Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 it's very inspirational!

Feb 12, 2019 09:02 PM #16
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel for taking the time to read and comment! I hope the song is gone by now.

Kathy Streib - It's hard to truly move on from the past, but it's so worth it. Yesterday is gone.

Thank you Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I appreciate your comment!

 

Feb 13, 2019 02:57 AM #17
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Thank you! I truly enjoy reading through the log book(s). There are so many people who have just signed in with no words; it's amazing how many hikers trek by that tree.

Feb 13, 2019 02:58 AM #18
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Beyond powerful....Star worthy....and memorable...to be kept in the forefront of thinking every day.

Feb 13, 2019 04:32 AM #19
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The message from the hiker is good advice for all of us.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Feb 13, 2019 01:20 PM #20
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Excellent Post once again. That log of yours is a gold mine of blogging ideas!

Feb 15, 2019 05:22 AM #21
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Thank you Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I apologize for my slow response. I loved reading this entry.

Roy Kelley - I agree, the hiker had some great thoughts.

Thank you Peter den Boer - There really are a lot of good entries!

Feb 17, 2019 03:08 AM #23
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Kat, that is an excellent take on a great quote. Thanks for sharing!!

Feb 17, 2019 09:24 AM #24
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Hi Kat- - - I too had a "Sound of Music" moment while reading your post. 

Feb 18, 2019 05:39 AM #25
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Thank you Mike Cooper, GRI for stopping by and commenting!

Michael Jacobs - The Hills are Alive!

Feb 18, 2019 06:14 AM #26
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How neat that you can distill so much wisdom from 18 words Kat!  Love it.  The first paragraph was super motivational.  Amazing how much you can learn being AWAY from your business!!  hmmm....

Thanks so much for posting.  No mountains here unfortunately but the challenge is northward!

Feb 19, 2019 04:22 AM #27
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Thank you John Henry - 'hmmmm" - the sound of pondering! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

Feb 19, 2019 04:30 AM #28
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