If success is the accomplishment of aim, I set my sights on unrealistic goals. Many people are afraid of creating unrealistic goals and prefer to live in the status quo. They fear failing, rejection and deny themselves the opportunity to succeed at something greater than they believe is possible. Last summer, I invited a friend of mine, who was facing many struggles and obstacles in his life to join me on a hiking trip in Colorado. I challenged him to take a risk, set an unrealistic goal and let’s climb that unrealistic goal called a mountain. He agreed.
As people progress through life, success is molded and formed from what other people perceive success to be rather than through personal accomplishments. You begin to believe that you are not capable of achieving unthinkable tasks and worry more about what other people think of you. You constantly worry about what type of car you drive, the brand of clothes you wear, the number of exotic places you have been, the number of children you have and what their accomplishments are. This image you have created in fear of failure and rejection becomes a reality. It becomes what you believe is success when really it is all based on what others created for you. Is this idea of personal self-fulfillment based on what others think, a success? That’s for you to decide. I tend to believe success sits on top of a figurative or literal obstacle, a mountain that can and will be climbed.
What is your mountain in 2017? My mountain is Long's Peak. 14,259 feet above sea level. This year, break free of the status quo and join us this summer. August 9th-13th 2017, 4 mountains 3 days. If interested in joining us this summer, please contact me at Mile12Concept@gmail.com for further information. You don’t want to miss this!