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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-- George Eliot
 

 

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Over the mountain of challenge

When you look at a tall mountain from a distance, it looms very large indeed. It can be difficult to imagine how you could ever climb over it.

Yet when you go right up to the foot of the mountain, you’re likely to find a trail leading up the side. It then becomes obvious that by taking one step after another, you can indeed make your way over that mountain.

Any challenge can be viewed in much the same way. When it is a distant concept, the challenge can seem insurmountable.

Yet when you get to the point where you’re ready to take the first step, that challenge becomes less intimidating. Once you start working your way through, step by step, you begin to know that you will indeed make it to the other side.

Is there a challenge you’ve been avoiding because it seems too large and intimidating? Go ahead, step right up to that challenge, and you’ll quickly see that it’s not really as difficult as you had imagined.

Working through challenges can add significant value to your world and can greatly improve the quality of your life. Go ahead, dive right in, and you’ll know without a doubt that you can do it.

— Ralph Marston

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