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Life’s a climb, and the view is great


I'm back in the hot-seat this week, and thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments; they really do make all the difference.

This week I'm writing about 'the view' and the importance of taking on different perspectives at different moments in your life.

Watching Hannah Montana with Becca has influenced me to name the blog this week;

Life's a climb, and the view is great...

This is also particularly poignant for me at this time, as I'm working with several small businesses who are looking to grow. Deciding to work for yourself and launch a business is a massive decision. A decision that can often feel like you're about to climb a mountain.

In your life there will be moments when you may lose sight of your goal / dream (the mountain top) and there will be moments when everything seems to be going your way. The key however, is to enjoy the view as you make your climb.

Why? Well, before you know it, you will reach your goal / dream (the top of your mountain) and then...when your goal is achieved, what next?

I recall speaking to my friend Miles Hilton-Barber 2 days before my London Marathon in April and I was extremely nervous. He gave me similar advice. "Enjoy every moment along the way and soak up the whole atmosphere"; he said to me. He concluded our conversation by saying; "if you don't, when you cross the finishing line, you'll have a feeling of achievement but also one of emptiness".

He was right of course!

The memory of crossing the finishing line is only one memory of that race, and of that weekend; because I took his advice and I have many memories of that whole experience.

Focusing back on your goals / dreams, it's easy to get bogged down at times . It's also easy to give up in some cases and to tell yourself that it's too hard or you're not going to achieve your goal. When you experience these thoughts or feelings, find somewhere different to go and someone different to talk to. This will help you in 2 ways;

  1. A different location gives you a different view on things
  2. Friends / family will also give you a different perspective

Different views will allow you to re-focus on your goal / dream and where you want to get to (the mountain top)

If you don't believe me then give it a go, and by all means, share your experiences with me or through this blog.

Finally, accept that there will be moments along the way and enjoy them; instead of beating yourself up!

Tell yourself this;

"it's not about how fast you get's about what's waiting on the other side once you achieve your goal / dream"

Have a great week and keep working towards your goals.



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