An Uphill Climb

February 1, 2012

… everything always is.

Nothing good in life ever comes easy, that is for sure. When we are born, we are all given a mountain to climb. That mountain is our own unique life and is always pre-destined, but the way in which we climb that mountain and the time in which it takes us to climb it, is completely up to us. With God given free-will, we can choose to either take the direct route which might be rugged and steep or we can choose to take the scenic route with more paved roads and manicured edges. Everyday we make choices as to how we are going to climb our mountain, some days we prefer more adventurous routes and other days, we prefer more of a leisurely stroll. The choice as to how and when you are going to climb is always yours, but one thing is for sure, you must always climb to the top of it in this lifetime. Your goal is to reach the summit. How you do that is completely up to you.

Every path we take represents a challenge and every challenge has a lesson for us. The challenges make us stronger and they bring us to the higher-highs. And the view from the top is always much more beautiful. Life is worth the struggles, challenges and lessons. If you want to get to the top, you have to climb with dedication, purpose and will to overcome obstacles. No one is going to offer you an air-conditioned elevator to take you to the top. After all, hiking up the mountain is all part of the experience. It is not as enjoyable if a helicopter just takes you to the top. That mountain climb is rich and will tell you so much about yourself and what you are made of. When the going gets tough, do you persevere and push on or do you retract in a fit of tears and give up? In life, no one is going to carry you to the top.

You have your entire life time to reach the summit. You can take any pathway you choose or you may charter your own paths. The trip up the mountain is what life is all about. Push past the challenges and struggles and take your time to enjoy the views. The journey up the mountain represents the experience of your life that you are here to charter. Happy climbing!

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

If you would like to read some reviews on Donnalynn’s Coachingclick here.

If you would like to schedule a session with Donnalynn, click here.

Written by Donnalynn Civello


Leave A Comment

Leave a Reply

RECENT POSTS: Ethereal Wellness Counseling

When You Walk With Your Head Down

… you walk into walls. It’s common sense. When you’re not looking where you’re going, you’re most likely going to end up somewhere you don’t want to be. Most of us sleepwalk our way through our lives — running the mouse wheel of life. We are so busy trying to make a living that we […]

It’s Not About Making The Right Choice

… it’s about accepting the choice you’ve already made. Our life’s path is made up of choices and there are no mistakes when it comes to making choices, because there are no right or wrong choices, there are only different choices. Don’t get caught up in the choice you’ve made – make it and move on. […]

Looking Back to the Past

… is only helpful to the extent it allows you to move forward into your future.  If it doesn’t, it keeps you back. Your life is only ever in front of you, never behind you. The past can be an informative tool if we don’t get trapped in it. If you want to uncover the […]

A Mid-life Crisis

… requires a mid-course correction. A mid-life crisis can happen at any age, but the wisdom here is that the secret to healing it, is in the way we define it. Life naturally has its ups and downs, and life is constantly asking you to define who you are in relationship to it. You’re never […]

When You’re in the Flow

… everything moves with you. And when you are not, nothing works. When you are in the flow of your life – flowing downstream — everything flows along side you. When you are out of that flow – pushing upstream — things are much more difficult. How do you know the difference? Ask yourself how […]