If you’ve ever gone on a hike, you’ll be familiar with the excitement of getting to the top. The achievement. The view. Getting to rest at the top and bathe in the fruits of your labour. It’s a clear tangible goal. Start at A, finish at B.
As you hike, you may be totally unaware of your surroundings. You’re out of breath or so focused on the end goal. You’re sticking to a time limit, have activities planned for the rest of the day, other people to please. That’s life.
When you get to the top, you take two minutes to appreciate the view, catch your breath, eat your chosen snack, then get going back down the trail. How often do we stop and appreciate how far we’ve come? Appreciate the journey so to speak. The top of one mountain will never be enough. There’s always bigger and better.
As you plan to take on your next mountain, take time to appreciate all the mountains you’ve already climbed. The miles you’ve gathered. The sights you’ve seen. The experiences they’ve brought. Appreciate how far you’ve come because you’ll never be content at the top.