Day 10 – I am aware that it is not the mountain, but the process of climbing…

Day 10 – I am aware that it is not the mountain, but the process of climbing…

There are days when we just want to quit because we have not made it to the top of the mountain yet. Those are the days we must remember it is not the mountain, but the process of climbing the mountain that counts. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Sometimes we get so focused on success and failure that we don’t see that we are growing and learning everyday as we climb. We need to think into it… Climbing without reflection is wasted climbing. We’re simply out for a walk. One of things that I fight, is taking time to reflect. No, not just thinking about the journey, but really reflecting on what worked and did not work. Taking notes, and not repeating the things that did not work. When I do not do that, I find myself walking in circles.

Yes, I am expending a lot of energy, but I am not going anywhere. I think it was Roddy who said, “it takes the same amount of gravity to hold an elephant on the ground as it does an ant.” It takes the same about of energy to walk in circles as it does to go to the next level. Make the climb count by focusing on the process. Forget about the mountain and grow from the journey.

I am aware that it is not the mountain, but the process of climbing…