Climb Every Mountain

Last Update: May 08, 2018

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU'RE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN?

Sometimes we all feel that way. It is a steep climb and a very long way up! Step-by-step you inch along, determined to reach the top. Sometimes a rock or bump causes you to take a stumble. But then, you get up, dust yourself off and continue.

Trudging along, you stop to rest, get some substanence and plan ahead at the upcoming tasks of moving forward. Little by little and inch by inch you go, sweating and climbing, climbing and sweating. Day in and day out, you become more and more focused on your destination.

You stop again to gain composure. Looking back to see how far you've gone, you smile. Looking up ahead, you marvel at how close you are to reaching your goal.

Compelled in seeing the end in sight, you begin to climb at a faster pace. Your legs are shaking, your mind is racing, your thirst is unbearable.

...and then it happens. You've reached the top! Your effort is rewarded by an incredibly beautiful sight! As you look out and over the horizon, you see the most beautiful view you have ever seen in your life! A view of stability, purpose, pleasure, excitement and stamina. You are grounded on solid ground! You are above the world, looking yonder at all your past steps to the ideal place you want to be! You have conquered your utmost fears, doubts and misconceptions. You are on top of the mountain, bold and bright!

You sit down for a long while and soak in all the splendor and beauty. This is the place you want to be, trembling at the fact that you made it!

Looking down, you begin to feel the ease of the journey back down the mountain. It's all downhill from here!

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

"Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream."

Please LIKE and SHARE, if you feel inclined to do so! xoxo

Erin :)!

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LouisaB Premium
If anybody can tell me about climbing the highest mountain peak, it's Erin.
This is a very exhilarating trip! But I am going to climb it to the highest peak, because it's people like you who motivate and inspires me to continue climbing!

Perfect Scenario Erin...Lol...
Louisa B
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herinnelson Premium
Awwww, thanks so much, dear lady! You shine at the top of that mountain!
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LouisaB Premium
You're truly welcome!
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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Success2412 Premium
Beautifully written. I could picture the scenery as I read. I will always come here and read this post when I'm frustrated or just feeling down because this is so true and this will keep me climbing for sure.

Thank you...
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, dear Donna! So glad I could bring you some inspiration! Happy to connect with you!
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Success2412 Premium
Thank you. You definitely have
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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QAVAVO Premium
Life is like a journey to a mountain one has to climb to get to the top, so the challenges one has to face in the process of climbing are obstacles one has to overcome in order to get up there
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herinnelson Premium
You are so right, Taniela! It's all about THE CLIMB!
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Hollshope Premium
I'm climbing every single day!
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herinnelson Premium
That a girl, Holly!
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DBlanchard Premium
Very inspiring and true! I'm not at the top yet, but I can see it from afar! :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I'm there with you, Denis!
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herinnelson Premium
Fabulous, Denis! Way to go!
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herinnelson Premium
You go, Veronica!
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dlum11 Premium
Erin
If it was to easy I probably won't appreciate
Thank you Doug
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herinnelson Premium
Good point, Doug! Thanks!
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FlorencioQ Premium
Beautiful Erin!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Florencio! :)!
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FlorencioQ Premium
Going on vacation soon?
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, in a few weeks.
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FlorencioQ Premium
Well deserved.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Florencio! I have been going non-stop for months now! I will be bringing my tablet, though. I may or may not use it!
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FlorencioQ Premium
Ha ha you'll use it.
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herinnelson Premium
Yeah, I know.
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FlorencioQ Premium
That's okay Erin, you'll still be in a different environment and be able to enjoy yourself. That's the beauty of being your own boss.
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herinnelson Premium
Ya know---you're absolutely right! Thanks for that!
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FlorencioQ Premium
Your very welcome.
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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heljam404A Premium
Great post, Erin.
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herinnelson Premium
Glad you liked it, Robert!
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PSeatts Premium
I'd Welcome The Mountain Any Day If I Could Just A Day That Clear Of Obstacles. Lift Forces Some Times Can Be Harder Then Any You Are Tryi g To Achieve.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Pahrin! Yes, but it all comes clear in the end. :)!
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PSeatts Premium
Okay I'm Going To Hold You To It ! ( Lol)
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, my friend! :)!
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MarkBa Premium
Loved the movie, loved your post! :)

Thanks
~Mark :)
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herinnelson Premium
I somehow knew you would, Mark! We are always on the same wave length! ;)!
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BobbyO Premium
Erin! Did you read my blog "Journeying to the Mountain top" a couple of days ago after I completed level 1 of the training? These blogs are very similar, and both give the powerful message of the analogy of climbing to the top of the mountain! Keep up the inspiration!
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herinnelson Premium
No Bobby, I didn't. I'll have to go check it out! Great minds think alike! haha!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Ready for it!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
I can definitely see you climbing the mountain, Elaine! xoxo
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1signbanner Premium
Ohhh boy Erin, you hit a nerve for me. I'm close and yet so far, not really. Can't wait to experience what you're talking about!

As of now I can only dream! =)

Not to worry, it's all pleasant!

I'm shaking with delight!


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herinnelson Premium
I love the effects I have on you here, Frank! lol
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1signbanner Premium
Yes, I thank you for that!

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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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1signbanner Premium
=)
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herinnelson Premium
Do you always have to have the last say? HAHA! Oops, I guess I just did! LOL!
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1signbanner Premium
No! =)
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herinnelson Premium
UGHHH!
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CarolMeador Premium
I could really relate to your post, Erin, since I live on a mountain and have had to climb up to my house when I don't want to be snowed in.

When snow is in the forecast, I park at the bottom of the mountain and walk back up home. Your description is very accurate.

As I was reading your post, I was very aware of an analogy of your climb up the mountain to our building our online business at WA.

Carol

(Waaaat? Can it possibly be that Carol is being serious tonight?)
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha, Carol! You must be in great shape climbing up that mountain all the time to your home! Mountains surround me where I live, too! Great reply!
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CarolMeador Premium
Where do you live, Erin?
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herinnelson Premium
Massachusetts.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thought you sounded like an American. (No Canadian accent!) TeeHee!
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herinnelson Premium
Funny, Carol! And you sound like a Canadian! HeeHee!
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CarolMeador Premium
eh?
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kimgwinter Premium
Great inspirational post Erin!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Kim! So happy it gave you inspiration!
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movich2008 Premium
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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herinnelson Premium
I love that quote, Abraham! Thanks for posting it---so true and motivating!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I've read that before...thanks for sharing this, Abe.
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movich2008 Premium
you're welcome!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Ahhh....anyone who makes reference to one of my favorite movies definitely gets a "like"!

The things we have to keep in mind is that everyone has their own "mountain" to climb. It sounds obvious, but let me explain:

Two people can be climbing the same mountain, side by side. But each will have their own separate journey and style of climbing. One person can climb the mountain with ease, while another person - climbing the exact same mountain - struggles.

I can't make or force someone to climb the exact same way that I climb, nor can someone else force me to climb the way they do. We can give each other tips, guidance, and encouragement, but each person has to find the "right" way for themselves.

Whether you can walk up that mountain, jog, sprint, or crawl, just keep moving. All progress - even taken at a snail's pace - is still progress, and will eventually get you to the top.

You're making me want to watch "The Sound of Music" Erin! Maybe that will be my treat over the weekend.
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome reply, Veronica! You should put that in a blog post! Read movich2008's post (Abraham) up above. He quoted Martin Luther King, Jr.--it relates to what you said. The Sound of Music is my very favorite movie. I've seen it about 30-40 times since I was a child! I know every line practically! Gone With the Wind is my close second!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
The Sound of Music was the first movie that I ever saw...in a theater....1965...age 4...with popcorn and Junior Mints...Mom also bought my brother and I the Soundtrack Album...have it still..."My Favourite Things" and "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" and "Do-Re-Mi" are my favourite songs...watched it every year on TV...weird how you absorb word for word the entire script...it's comforting somehow to watch it over and over!

Definitely "Gone With The Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz" were 2 other favourites!!!

Thanks for the memories!!!

Barb
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herinnelson Premium
You are spot on, Barb! I can ditto everything above to the tee!!! Only it was Snowcaps for me! Ha ha! Gone With the Wind is my close second, too, along with The Wizard of Oz!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
"Great minds think alike"

I just ignore the next bit:

"but fools never differ"! LOL
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herinnelson Premium
I never heard that part!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
LOL! Funny how there are regional differences...
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herinnelson Premium
Yes!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Yeah, I've read that quote before, it really is powerful.

It's funny that you suggested that I create a post around my response; just yesterday, I was leaving a comment, and thought, "Wow! That's really good!" I decided to revise my comment, and use what I originally wanted to write in a post. I love it when that happens!
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herinnelson Premium
Very, very cool, Veronica! I love it when that happens, too! Awesome!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
For your reading pleasure:
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herinnelson Premium
I loved your 2 posts, Veronica! I commented on them both. Love the lemonade post! Great writing! Thanks for sharing them with me!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Erin.

Believe it or not, every now and then, I get a bit insecure of my writing. So receiving comments helps me to shake off those annoying feelings that creep up.
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herinnelson Premium
YES, SHAKE THEM OFF BECAUSE YOU ARE A GREAT WRITER! (Is that clear enough for you?) haha
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VeronicasLuv Premium
The floors have been mopped, dishes have been washed and put away, and my insecurities have been shaken off and thrown into the trash!
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herinnelson Premium
Great accomplishments, Veronica! YAYYY!
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RCollis Premium
Wonderful word pictures to illustrate an analogous comparison between life and work..

Thank you so much.

Rick

PS I just knew the song reference was coming. Beautiful.
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herinnelson Premium
Ha, ha, Rick! You know me too well! Thanks!
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BobbyO Premium
Nice! I hope my sharing might have inspired you a little!
Bobby O.
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herinnelson Premium
I honestly haven't seen your post yet, Bobby. But, I will head on over to your page when I'm finished here!
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Seeman Premium
I'm climbing with WA.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
With all the tools Wealthy Affiliate gives us, Jude, if we use them correctly and consistently, we're bound to reach the top.

All the best to you!
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Seeman Premium
Yes, I believer it. Thanks
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herinnelson Premium
Brilliant, Jude!
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Seeman Premium
Thanks. Erin!
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herinnelson Premium
Great add on, V!
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herinnelson Premium
Great point to Jude, Veronica! I like it!
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Jude!
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dchapman3 Premium
Well Said!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Don! :)!
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JackieSmith Premium
I love The Sound Of Music!

I'm going to climb every mountain and obstacle in my way until my dream comes true.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
That's the only way to do it, Jackie!
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JackieSmith Premium
I tell ya Vee!

A few obstacles in my way at the moment but I'm pressing on.

All the best to you.
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome, Jackie! I love your reply! :)!
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herinnelson Premium
YAYYY!
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herinnelson Premium
YES!
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Steven-A Premium
Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
etc. etc.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
It seems like everyone is feeling musically inclined today, lol.
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herinnelson Premium
Another phenomenal song! Yayyy!
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herinnelson Premium
I know, right?!
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Steven-A Premium
I was a keyboard musician. So, I get carried away with the musical references.
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herinnelson Premium
Wow! That's awesome! lol
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