Although this series is written with writers in mind, it can apply to anyone who has to face and surmount challenges. As we go through the series it is my hope that it will inspire you to greater heights, that it will help you to face and surmount obstacles in your path to success, and that ultimately, your dreams will be realized.
From what do writers draw their inspiration?
They draw inspiration from many things-their environment, their experiences, nature, music, love, other writers, and the list goes on.
We open the series by focusing on someone whose writings never fail to inspire me. His name is John Alan Fox. John Alan Fox is Founder, Principled Guidance, LLC, 3914 West 4955 South Taylorsville, UT 84129.
John recently shared one of his blog posts with me, which I am thrilled to share with you. His post is entitled Climbing Mount Achievement. As he stated, John’s post was written with the idea in mind “to help anyone needing a nudge to get to the next level” Here is an excerpt from his post:
My fellow climbers,
Today it occurred to me to share this…post with my fellow climbers as we climb Mount Achievement* or whatever peak you are facing in this climb we call life.
I liken this to the peaks whose names we know so well-- McKinley, Everest, Kilimanjaro and so forth. When young, we dream of reaching the peak.
So we prepared. We trained. We bought the tools. We scaled smaller challenges. We tasted sweet success and bitter failure but learned from them all.
As we grew, we continued planning to summit the greatest peak of all. This took years. There were many mini-base camps along the way 'til finally, one day, we were ready.
We journeyed to that distant land. We were also grateful that a sherpa was there to help show the way and shoulder the load.
What we had dreamed of was coming true... we started the climb. Wow--just to get there and be there, that alone was honorable. Then we made it to base Camp. Just getting there was amazing. That alone was an achievement!
There we had a forced rest. We had to acclimate…
And this is where we leave John for today. The rest of the story can be found on John’s blog here.
May we come to realize that life has its peaks that we must surmount, and that on this journey there are rest stops along the way.