Inspirational Quotes: Hills to Climb

Inspirational Quotes: Hills to Climb…

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Nelson Mandela

I have a notebook full of inspirational quotes and this is one I reflect on frequently. I’ve been to the top of so many hills in my life. From that lofty vantage, I realize that there are indeed many more hills to climb. I’ve gone from success to failure to success so many times and so fast, that I’ve begun to enjoy the uphill journey as much as the time on top. I wrote about one of the lowest days in my mountaineering life in my book “Elbrus My Waterloo” CLICK HERE.

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Inspirational Quotes: Hills to Climb
Inspirational Quotes: Hills to Climb

My good friend and climbing partner Todd Gilles is featured in this photo, from our recent snowshoe attempt on Quandary. This is one of my favorite mountains, a Colorado 14er I’ve been up many times. I have been to the top so many times now that I don’t mind at all not making the summit. We had high winds on the ridge above a wind-loaded slope with no small risk of avalanche. In the back of my mind I saw the reality that there are many more hills to climb. We retreated and had a great day discussing our plans for the upcoming running and climbing season. Those too are hills to climb.

I am alone most of the time on the mountains. When I do climb with friends I enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship. I enjoy having our goal, the summit, shared for that brief period of time as we ascend. I know what it’s like to have a good partner, at least in spirit, to help you along the way with moral support. Inspirational quotes can be a source of support in our daily lives. We can reflect on their meaning in our own moments of sadness or failure and go forward.

As you become more advanced in your goal setting skills, the chance of failure should become higher and higher until the chance of success is maybe only 50%. With that level of failure potential you should enlist the assistance of another skilled goal setter to give you the boost you need in accountability and helping you to never give up. Even if you’re only a beginner, with your first goal, you should consider getting help in setting and keeping your goals. Give it a go. Every day you don’t pursue your goals is one more day you’ll have to wait to enjoy them.

If you truly are alone, and have no one to assist as you reach for your summits, please, consider letting me help you. CLICK HERE for info on how you can sign up for the most affordable accountability partnering program today. You don’t have to be alone.

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