“Always gonna be another mountain.
Always gonna want to make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle.
Sometimes you’re gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side.
It’s the climb”
Hiking a mountain is one of the greatest adventures even if it’s just a simple one.
There’s nothing quite like reaching the top of the mountain. The air is cooler. The sky is brighter. You feel like you are on top of the world.
But what about how you got there?
Would the view even be worth anything if you didn’t put any effort into it?
I think the answer is yes. The view is still beautiful. On the mountain you see pictured, there’s an option to ride a sky bucket to the top. But climbing the mountain yourself is invigorating. It’s energizing. It’s an achievement, an accomplishment. It’s inspiring.
When you put effort into something, it makes the end result so much more valuable. The song mentioned above is one of my personal favorites because it’s really not about how fast you get wherever you’re going. Life is a journey. What memories will you make? What legacies will you leave behind? Enjoy the climb. (And take a real climb sometime in your life. You won’t regret it.)