As I sat on my couch planning out my week, I looked out my window and saw beautiful Storm King mountain behind my house. Of course, I’m blessed that I can hike a mountain trail, or walk along the Hudson River shore within 10 minutes of my home. It occurred to me thought that with the slight snowfall we received, hiking would be a little more difficult and my mind immediately thought of 10 reasons why I couldn’t do it.
The reason I mention this is because in life we constantly put up barriers, or even accept the roadblocks that lay in our road. The only way we can succeed is by choosing, consciously, and with our hearts, as well as our minds to move forward. Overcoming the obstacles in our path is something that true leaders embody in their actions.
Its About Choosing To Climb The Mountain That Makes The Difference – Sean Ackerman
Each day we make a choice, to get up or hit the snooze button, to be happy or miserable, to be a leader or be lead. I’ve chosen to climb the mountain, and, in fact, am happy to be the one in front of the pack, helping those that need guidance to make sure they are on the clear path.
Success comes from the hard work of making intentional acts toward a specific goal. When I sat down at the end of last year and reviewed my 2015, both successes and failures, then identified what my 2016 would look like, I had a clear view of my mountain.
I then planned my route to the top, starting at the bottom and working my way towards the peak.
Then the hard part came. Taking the first step.
I can prepare all that I want, but unless that first fearful foot is planted on the trailhead, I’ll never make it anywhere.
What keeps you at the base of the mountain waiting to put your foot forward?
Let me know what you think, and if you need help, remember, I’m here to help You Lead You!
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