As we become more aware of what it takes to move through the journey from where we are to where we are destined to be, the teaching stories that are within my story, our story, is a reminder to use your conscious and creative powers of imagination to choose which road(s) you will take.
When you’ve moved over an obstacle and achieved the exceptional results you are seeking, or, even when you may have missed the mark entirely, there is always more. It’s the nature of life that we keep desiring more. It’s the nature of life that we are constantly creating, whether we do so consciously or not.
Plateaus are an opportunity for determining why we are where we are.
Don’t ever forget why you’re doing what you’re doing. It provides the fuel that keeps you moving forward.
By committing to continuous growth, you will achieve not just a good result but also an extraordinary one.
The ability to breathe, reboot, recharge and recommit was worth the momentary disruption in our previous work flow and demands. It allowed us to both fully lean within and tap into our internal resources, and, it empowered us to rise to the challenge and face the ongoing agenda that moved us closer to where we deserved to be.
Being sure-footed is also about paying attention and maintaining the right vision, intention and attitude. You will always benefit from spending time in thought and prayer about where you’re headed and why it matters that you get there.
Your ability to take on monumental tasks is the result of having brought the proper tools to do so.
It's possible to reach your summit not when you accept what steps must be taken, but when you embrace them.
When I first decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 50, my fears were greater than my dreams of achieving our goal. My sisters and I made it to just under 15,000 feet, exhausted and ready to head in the opposite direction of our ultimate goal. And yet, even as I turned back and did not reach the summit, I had experienced the groundwork for future success.
For me, being inspired and challenged by nature’s adventures is as intriguing as figuring out how to find the depths and heights within. Why? I get to explore who I am at my deepest levels by taking myself into an environment or space that requires more of me. These explorations include both intimate and expansive goals.
We are most likely to achieve our goal when we focus not on our fear of failure but rather a vision of our success.
Fear-based images have tremendous influence over us. It’s correct that we can’t serve two masters at the same time. In this case it was fear or courage. At any given moment this choice shapes our lives. Choosing courage, when doom and gloom are all around, takes a very conscious decision to be and act differently.
After walking up and down an endless number of hills on the first day, very quickly my master teacher reminded me of this: Each person’s mountain has unexpected terrain that must be experienced as it is discovered and unfolds. Create the vision, set the goals, and then we each may have to adjust and redesign around what shows up in the middle of these plans.
It is a delicate balance between being present and yet keeping your eyes on the prize. The objective is not to dwell in the future, but to just make sure you visit it with the regularity required to keep you engaged with what you’re doing and where you’re going.
The journey of a thousand miles requires excellent boots.
It’s not only our capacity but also our belief that defines our ability to move forward.
Your attitude is most empowered when you’re determined to transcend, to climb beyond, whatever walls you perceive to be in your way.
As individuals and as leaders we need to embrace both emotional and strategic agility. The demands of our lives can create physical burnout and make us feel increasingly isolated and impoverished.
We overcome the fears resulting from uncertainty by celebrating incremental success.