How often do you find yourself wrapped up in thoughts about how, and if you are going to make it to the end, the goal, the final destination? To worry about the process will only make your journey longer and harder.
It’s important to know where you want to go in your business and how you will get there. Once you’ve invested in a plan, all that’s left is to face the challenges and embrace the process of the climb.
On my way to Tampa this week, I listened to The Climb by Miley Cyrus. The lyrics may depict how you’ve been feeling lately. Perhaps you are fielding doubt and confusion as you try to push forward in business. Maybe you’ve experienced some setbacks along the way. That is all part of the process.
But you can’t allow fear to hold you back. Letting go of the pursuit of your dreams will only leave you wanting. There will always be mountains you want to move, trails you want to blaze, dreams you want to realize — the things this song speaks too…
I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”
Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking
But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
As long as you are alive and kicking you’re going to be dreaming. And the pursuit of dreams requires courage, patience, and persistence. Growth is about climbing, moving upward and onward, to realize just how amazing you can be. You can’t fear the potholes that might litter your path. You can’t allow your inner voice to push you off course. You just have to be brave enough to take one more step forward each day, believing that you will have the resources you need to handle any challenges you find there.
Are you having trouble enjoying the climb in your business? Consider how you might shift your mindset from doubt to determination, fear to focus, trouble to triumph and eliminate the misaligned beliefs that have been holding you back. Then commit to just keep climbing. To do otherwise not only prevents you from realizing your potential, but holds you back from transforming the lives you were created to touch.
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