I Tried To Climb A Mountain Today

I tried to climb the mountain today.
As I inched my way up the path, I felt overwhelmed, so I had to turn back.

I tried to climb the mountain today.
On my journey, darkness started to fall,
and I was full of fear,
so I had to return to a safe place.

I was ready to climb the mountain today.
But it was so hot outside, I thought I better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

I was about to climb the mountain today.
But I had so many other things to do,
so instead of climbing the mountain
I took care of much more important tasks.
I washed my car, mowed the grass

and watched the big game.

Today the mountain will just have to wait.
 

I was going to climb the mountain today.
But as I stared at the mountain
in it's majestic beauty,
I knew I stood no chance of making it to the top,
so I figured why even bother trying.

I have forgotten about climbing the mountain today;
until a friend came by and asked me what I was up to lately.  I told him I was thinking about climbing that mountain some day. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish this task. Finally, he said,
"I just got back from climbing the mountain."

For the longest time I told myself I was trying to
climb the mountain but never made any progress.
I almost let the dream of making it to the top die.
I came up with every excuse of why I could not
make it up the mountain,
but never once did I give myself a reason
why I could.

One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered,
I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream, all my dreams will eventually die."

"The next morning, I started my climb." He continued,  "It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit.  But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace.  When the wind tried to blow me over the edge,

I kept walking.
When the voices inside my head screamed "stop!" I focused on my goal never letting it out of sight, and I kept moving forward.  At times, I was ready to quit, but I knew I had come too far.  Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey.  I struggled to make it to the top, but I climbed the mountain!"

"I have to be going," my friend said.
"Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams.
By the way, what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said....

"I have a mountain to climb"


"Climb Every Mountain"

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