How Do I Get There?

If we’re honest, that’s a question we all find ourselves asking. Often we don’t know where “there” is. We just know that “here” isn’t it. One thing I know for sure – even if you don’t know where you’re going, you have to start.

So then you wonder – is how you start important? Sometimes yes. But sometimes you just have to figure it out as you go.

In my case “there” has included climbing some mountains, which required some intense physical training. As the old saying goes, you climb a mountain one step at a time, and that’s the same way you train. The start was super important, as was having an action plan for the day after day hard work.

It’s not always that clear. But – all goals require action steps. Almost always there is more than one way to get to where you’re going. Which means there’s not a “right” way. That’s a wonderfully freeing thought. No right way. Start down the road and see where it goes. If it’s not the right way, you learn something. Turn around and try a different path.

Be in motion. We do not learn by standing still. Start.

Image: Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,341 ft. / Africa / 2008