The certainty of some journeys at the beginning is a great motivation. From the start of the climb, I had a printed picture of getting through and finishing the race ahead of me. But with challenge after challenge along the way I began to question the certainty of pulling through. There were moments when things seems blurry, and just when I thought I had been through a tough challenge, an even bigger one was just a step away. Our lives are journeys in their own unique aspect, sometimes we are certain of the fact that we can pull through and get to the other side while other times, things aren’t as clear as we would want them to be, But one thing is for sure we can get to the other side no matter how tough things get, it just takes a mini step a second and we get there.
Before starting the climb we did some exercises just to warm up and get our muscles ready for what was ahead of us, little did we know we were preparing for all the will power we will need to get up there. We were also divided in some groups just to keep each other on check. This was an eye opener of just how important people are in our lives. There were times i could barely walk, times i was about to give up but a helping hand ahead of me would keep me moving when i couldn’t. A word of encouragement that we are getting there in a few minutes, that you got this was enough motivation to get me up there. I also learned that its okay not to be okay that sometimes its okay to ask for help too.
At the top, perspectives change
Somehow i got to the top, it didn’t matter who got there before me, who got there after me and who didn’t get there at all. All that mattered at that moment was the fact that i pulled through, the tough times, the almost giving up moments, the times i could barely walk and i could only stand in awe of how far i had come. I could afford a smile and a selfie too and simply being there to celebrate those who were getting to the top too. I think its doesn’t matter if you get there first or the last all that matters is you took the journey and you got there no matter how hard it was.
The beauty of taking a journey is surrounding yourself with people who are at the same journey as you. They can hold your hand when the times get tougher, fire you up with a word to keep you moving and celebrate you when you get to the top. And even though you might be working as a team always remember, the journey is yours for the taking. The higher we got, the clearer it became that only you could take your journey, only you could finish the race no matter how tough it got. They could hold your hand, but could not take your journey for you. You have to be present. Be present in those defining moments of your life