Be Sure Your Mountain Is Worth The Climb.
Plan your ascent. Too many fail to evaluate and prioritize their goals, which is why adversity thwarts their climb for the summit. The effort we exercise to hang in there, to get off the valley floor and to climb back up the next peak, comes from choosing the right mountain to climb. Be sure your mountain is worth the climb, evaluate the climb, assemble the right team, maybe hire a guide and only then, begin your ascent...knowing your mountain will be worth the climb.
Don’t linger long in the valley once you've charted your climb; our station in life as entrepreneurs is to seek the high ground; to ascend the peaks. But in order to get to the next peak, a valley must be traversed and plateaus experienced- it's inevitable.
Don't linger on the plateaus, they are the stepping stones to the high ground, they are not your final destination so keep moving. Your next peak is coming, it even may be in sight, but you have to go to it because peaks will wait for you, but they will not come to you.
When we go through life, health, relationships, finances, business and even with our faith, we have plateaus, peaks and valleys. Be sure your mountain is worth the climb, because most will start out strong, like many do on January 1st, as they begin to ascend that new goal. Eventually through trial and error we will experience and in order to survive them and grow from them, the mountain has to worth the climb or we'll quit. The victories can only outshine the failures along the way, creating the momentum needed to reach the top if the top is worth the climb.
Another word for momentum is enthusiasm. To learn a new skill, start a new career, begin a new journey you need a burning desire to maintain momentum. Momentum feeds our progress. Stopping can feel like quitting, so rest long enough to recharge, but not so long you lose your momentum and quit.
Don't get distracted by shiny objects and lose your balance only to tumble back down. Instead of falling back down, double down on your effort and push yourself to the top with mini-goals that create mini-victories that spur you along.
When we reach the top, we have two choices:
- Keep going to the next highest peak which means accepting another valley of challenges and maybe even some plateaus of distraction to cross.
- Head back down to the last plateau of good enough or the valley of enough is enough.
When you get to the mountain's peak, each time, throw a little dirt in the valley so the journey back down and up again next time is less of an effort because the valley is not so deep this time. Be sure your mountain is worth the climb and then never quit; summit that mountain! The climbs are meant to be challenging, but they are supposed to be enjoyable and worth the effort when you reach the peak!