Thought of the Day

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock, By Maygutyak

Sometimes our goals can seem so far away, it can feel like climbing Mt. Everest to get there. This quote, by Muhammad Ali, reminds us that it’s not just the long journey ahead that wears us out. It can be the little things that deplete our motivation and energy to continue forward. As this quote illustrates, it’s like a pebble in a person’s shoe during their climb up a mountain. The pebble will inevitably slow them down along the way.

A pebble can be low self-esteem, an abusive/toxic relationship, past trauma, procrastination–the list goes on.

So, what is the pebble in your shoe? What is wearing you down on your path?

The more we are able to identify and address these pebbles, the more we can focus on the climb.

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