Climb your own mountain to reach victory

By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

We are all placed on this earth with a destiny completely in our own hands.

It doesn’t matter what type of financial environment or neighborhood you grew up in. Your adult status quo is from personal choices, which includes health, employment and relationships.

I’ve had many conversations with people encouraging them to climb their own mountains. You must create the drive and desire to better your life through hard work and determination. Keeping this consistency will build a strong foundation as you climb the mountain of life.

We all know lazy people who make excuses of why they’re out of shape or unemployed. These people would rather hang out at the bottom of other people’s mountains hoping a pebble or boulder of opportunity will fall in their lap.

Climbing your own mountain builds confidence and is most rewarding because of the sweat, tears and hours of hard work. The ultimate triumph is all yours.

Typically, we’re all great at starting a better diet, exercise program, job search or personal goals. But, staying with it is the most difficult.

Inevitably, you’ll encounter a roadblock, get knocked down or tumble backward.

You’ll have to make a decision to either take another path or pad-up, put your helmet on and bust through head first.

Look, we’ve all made bad decisions in life and probably more to follow. I’m not one to cast stones because my mountain has had some mudslides. I’ve learned to use mistakes as part of the learning process and keep pressing forward.

Sometimes other people want to trip you up because your success trumps their excuses. Kick them off your mountain and keep climbing. Each step will bring more successful and wiser people in your life.

As of today, it doesn’t matter your age or current status. It’s time to throw away excuses, make a commitment to yourself, start climbing your own mountain and have a fulfilling, incredible life.

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