Monday, July 2, 2012

Reaching the Summit

I did it - completed my second trip to the top of Yosemite's Half Dome. Two days of lung-burnin', knee-bustin', back-breakin', glorious hiking in the mountains. To reach the summit of Half Dome is to accomplish a life-long dream. To do it twice is well,,, crazy!
Here are a few thoughts on what it takes to reach the summit.
  • A dream - your dream motivates you to achieve.
  • A solid plan - careful plans keep you on the path to success.
  • Hard work- lots of it. The summit is never easy to attain.
  • Perseverance - The summit is only attained when you're willing to place one foot in front of the other, over and over and over.
  • Endurance - There's always pain on the path to the summit. Endurance allows you to overcome the pain and pay the price.
  • Friends - when you can't go further, your friends push you to continue.
One final thought - whenever you reach a summit in life, take time to enjoy the view. Reflect. Observe. Give thanks. Eventually you have to go back down to the valley. Enjoy the summit while you can.
What summit have you reached?
Leave me a comment and share your victory.

1 comment:

  1. You continue to be an inspiration, Jim!!
    Thank you!