I recently went on a hike with two friends on Magnetic Island (Australia). It was about three miles each way across steep and rocky terrain, which you can imagine was no small task for infrequent hikers.
Although this seems a bit cliché, I must confirm from my new experience that there’s nothing quite like the view from the top. At times we felt tired and the journey seemed too daunting for comfort, but with each step we took, the views were better and better and we we’re one step closer to accomplishing our goal. Of course, when we got to the highest point with a view, we took a break, shot some pictures, and took in all the beauty as we enjoyed the fruits of our labor.
The concept of continuously working toward a goal isn’t novel. In this case, it was a mountain, but it works for just about anything. For example: writing a book, getting in shape, getting a promotion, improving relationships, developing skills, and so on. All of these can be manifested by small, continuous improvement. Remember, a mountain is big but steps are small. Take steps, climb mountains.
So now I ask you: what goal are you working toward, and how many steps have you taken toward its completion? Remember, one step at a time. Be steadfast, be persistent, and just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Before long, you’ll be at the top, too. And trust me, when you get there, you’ll see that the climb was worth it!