You know, one of the things I think about a lot, when I think about It All Matters, is something that I've consistently found to be true, everywhere that I go.
I like to refer to it as this amazing mountain climb that we're all on, called “dream acquisition”. I think every person that I've ever met, seems to have some kind of a dream, deep down inside of them, that they ultimately want to fulfill and achieve. Those are the dreams that will get them up early and also keep them up very late. They are the dreams that will truly inspire them to keep on living.
However, I also believe, that at times, chasing down a dream can seem like climbing a mountain. I think we'd all agree that starting a mountain climb, without being fully prepared, is probably not a very wise idea. And let's be honest, we all know that things are probably going to happen along “the climb”, that we will probably need to prepare for. Your “climb”, as you are proceeding towards your dream, will also get steeper and steeper, the farther that you go. And, the closer that you get to the top of the mountain, the thinner the air will be...the harder the journey will be...and the tougher the steps will be, for you to want to continue climbing.
In life, it seems that so many people “almost” get there. They “almost” make it to the top of the mountain that they are climbing...but then they stop short, for one reason or another. They “almost” save enough money. They “almost” have the home they wanted to live in. They “almost” get to take the vacation they dreamed they'd take. They “almost” wrote that book they wanted to write. They “almost” step out of that corporate job and say, “I'm never going to wear a suit and tie ever again, From today forward, I'm going to do what I love to do for a living, for the rest of my life...” but then they never do it.
Why? It's because they're stuck in the “almost business” and they can't seem to find a way to get out. If you're in the “almost business”, I have to tell you that it's a dead end business that will never end, and you need to find a way to get out of it today!
If you're going to “climb a mountain”, you also know that you will eventually you will have to come back down, right? So, why would you climb halfway up a mountain, only to turn around and just come right back down to where you started? If you think about it, you actually just climbed the whole distance, but you didn't get any reward for all of your effort.
What matters most when you think about chasing down a dream, is the commitment to finish.
Are you fully prepared to reach your dream? Are you asking the right questions to be able to finish your climb to the top? You can't just “hope” yourself to success, because It All Matters.
You need start climbing that mountain today, and the first thing you need to do, is to get yourself out of the “almost” business. That kind of thinking is never going to get you where you want to go. I've seen way too many people fall short in life, simply because they fell short in how they prepared for the journey ahead.
Make sure you are doing all of the things that you have to do, in order to win every day. And make sure that you're doing them, Every Day...Every Time...Without Fail...No Exceptions, because in the end...It All Matters.
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