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Look at Your Feet

This past summer, I took a road trip across the U.S.

One of the people I talked to said that you shouldn't look at the top of the mountain because its intimidating.

"Look at the middle of the mountain." He said.

And then I forgot about it.

Cut to about a year later and I'm realizing how vital that advice is going to be in my life.

Sometimes there are obstacles in our lives that are so big; so mountainous, that they seem overwhelming and insurmountable. There is nothing to be done and no way to get to the other side of what I am facing. Take one look and go back to base camp.

'Maybe tomorrow.' I say.

In that moment of uncertainty; of fear, I am suddenly disconnected from myself. Until I catch sight of that mountain, I can do anything! And then, just like that, I can do nothing. I stare at it and I will myself to move toward it; I will myself to not be a pansy and take it on; I will myself to do it and I crumble. I choke. My will disintegrates and the shame cre…

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