Eyes on the Summit, Feet on the Trail
If you’re climbing Mount Everest, it’s important to take a moment, pause, look backward, and see where you’ve been and how far you’ve come. If you only looked upward while climbing a mountain, you’d miss a well-deserved view of how high you’ve climbed and how far you’ve come. But I also know it’s all too easy to allow that pause to turn into a pat on the back that lasts a bit too long, to get caught up in the feeling of accomplishment. That’s when you’re at risk of veering off course from the climb left in front of you.
Just as risky is solely looking where you’re headed! Many of us have some lofty goals ahead of us this year. Don’t let those daunting tasks overwhelm you. Let the adventure ahead motivate you to the core of your being. No one is asking you to climb the mountain overnight. One day, one hill, one step at a time.
As this year begins, we’re lacing our boots, tightening our harness, and tenaciously continuing the climb with the attitude that we have something to prove. We know where we’ve been, and I give major kudos to our team–the view is incredible. We see the peaks in the distance, and we’re going to get there. How? By keeping laser-beam focus on the trail in front of us, pausing briefly to celebrate the wins along the way, and pressing on in the only way we operate–hard!
Mount Everest isn’t going to climb itself, and I’m ready for the next leg on our way to the summit.
See you at the top. :)
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