Today I climbed a mountain.

I woke at 3am and decided I wanted to climb a hill.
I’d pitch a tent to set up at the base, prepare for the journey and after reaching the top, I’d sit on the hill for a while and head back down at dusk.

As I lay in bed, I started to go through the steps in my mind and realised that I have neither the time or resources to make this climb.

I quickly turned my mind to thinking instead, I’ll have a productive day and work toward climbing that hill as soon as I can.
Instead, today, I’ll exercise, arrange the funds for the next project in expanding my business, make progress on my studies and progress in my business.

As I journeyed through the steps in my mind; with every thought I hit a barrier.
I currently can barely walk, I can barely open one of my eyes, my spine is fractured, so I shouldn’t do sit ups…… every exercise I thought of, I kept coming up with a big X

I soon realised that I have neither the time, physical or even the financial resources since global events resulted in the closing of my business, to do all the things I wanted to do today.

Hmmm was I starting to break?
Has a lifetime of adventure and fighting to survive and thrive brought me to a point of breaking ~ now?

I momentarily turned my attention toward my loving family, friends, colleagues, the kindness of strangers and the clients that come to me for help to climb their own mountains.
That led me to think about all the times I had overcome obstacles to achieve things in my past.

I drew strength from memories of past successes and tried to think of what I COULD do.

“I’ll start with exercise”
Exercise after exercise going through my mind, sit ups – X, push ups – X, squats – X, boxing/Muay Thai – X, many big X’s …. Searching, searching my mind…

and then I came across one green tick…. Fire breathing – , what else? SOME Qi Gong – , SOME stretching – , SOME light weights in my hands – ….. I can do SOME things. SOME small things that will make a difference. SOME things that work toward maintaining the strength to climb that hill

Here we go …
This encourages me just enough to work on the next task – financial goals… working out what I CAN do. I can do SOME things. SOME things that will make a difference. SOME things that work toward building my business

This is getting good …
My attention drew toward my studies…. attending Uni at the moment is not possible due to restrictions, but I CAN complete SOME online things, I am still contributing to my learnings and working on increasing my knowledge so that I may help others climb their own mountains

And there I was… laying down in bed, realising; I am not broken nor am I even just a survivor.
I am a warrior and I am simply meeting my next challenge, which is small in comparison to past challenges.
As I lay in bed, I realised that I had in fact, just climbed a mountain… the hardest to climb – that mountain was my mind…. and the day had barely begun!

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