👉Be Sure Your Mountain Is Worth The Climb👍

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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:

  1.    Keep going to the next highest peak which means accepting another valley of challenges and maybe even some plateaus of distraction to cross.
  2.    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!









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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Thomas. Proper preparation for the journey makes it easier to achieve. Like your line of thinking and optimism. Enjoy your day.

Dec 03, 2023 06:28 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Trying to negotiate a task while looking at its size can be daunting. Every journey starts with a step and if we keep that in mind, we can overcome anything.

Dec 03, 2023 07:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas, My granddaughter is taking mountain climbing in college next summer and sure she will make it interesting of her climbs and will past it on to us.


Dec 03, 2023 09:27 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Thomas!!! Love your take on the journey.

In order to get to the next peak, a valley must be traversed and plateaus experienced- it's inevitable.

Dec 03, 2023 12:47 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Thomas.

I love how determined and driven you are to conquer mountains. As someone who's retired from mountain climbing careers, I've had my fair share of adventures. But now, I've set my sights on a new goal that's a bit easier on the body yet still incredibly fulfilling.

Thank you for this post!

Dec 03, 2023 02:26 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Ahh, I love it  - enjoy this time of your life! I imagine when I retire from the mountains, I'll still go hiking on the trails with my restless heart...and who knows, maybe I'll still have enough gas in the tank to blaze a new one. 😊

Dec 04, 2023 06:22 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Thomas, this post hits me where I'm at lately.  I've been really busy doing things I've done for a long time, but no longer really delight me.  After the first of the year, I'm going to take time to reassess.

Dec 03, 2023 06:51 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Yes! I love reading that this connected with you. Great idea Myrl Jeffcoat because although the climbs are tough, they still should be fun or why climb? I wish you much success with picking a new 2024 mountain peak!

Dec 04, 2023 06:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Thomas, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 03, 2023 06:53 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank you for this honor, as always I appreciate our groups support.

Dec 05, 2023 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- you outdid yourself with this one!  No matter what our mountain is, be sure it's worth your efforts!!

Dec 03, 2023 07:59 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Oh! Thank you Kathy Streib - I was just sharing with Myrl that though our climbs are meant to be challenging, they still should be fun or why climb?

Dec 04, 2023 06:26 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wonderful post  and love your message to enjoy the climb as much as the challenge. That mountain top feels even better when we have fun along the way.

Dec 04, 2023 04:56 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Amen to that Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I'm glad you connected with it.

Dec 05, 2023 05:45 AM
Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

Thanks for the inspiration to choose our mountains wisely and pursue endeavors with purpose. A meaningful and impactful read!

Dec 05, 2023 03:22 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thank You Bo Zivak and happy belated 3 year anniversary in The Rain.
I'm glad you connected with my share.

Dec 05, 2023 05:44 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love your post so much. Those who go for more than they think possible are the ones who accomplish more than most.

Dec 06, 2023 04:29 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Thomas, your inspiring post on choosing the right mountain to climb is a fantastic reminder of the importance of goal-setting in our journey to success. 🌄 Your emphasis on planning, persistence, and enjoying the climb resonates deeply. Let's all make sure our mountains are worth the climb and embrace the journey with enthusiasm and determination! 🧗‍♂️ #ClimbHigher #GoalSettingMotivation 🚀💪

Jan 11, 2024 04:19 AM