Know that there is no single way that life is “supposed” to be. Demanding that life meet our expectations is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence. Life is a game with no rules. Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
It is full of challenges. Some appear easily attainable. Others tower over us like high mountains and form a barrier that separates us from where we really want to be.
The challenge may come in many different forms. It may be a person to confront, a performance to give, a task to complete, a request for help, an apology to make, a temptation to avoid. It would be tempting to take the easy way round, avoiding the challenge and the effort of overcoming it. Perhaps the situation would be forgotten in the not too distant future.
However, there may be an opportunity wasted by taking the easy way. By making the effort to climb the mountain, to overcome the barrier, sometimes we gain a whole new perspective on things.
When we tackle an obstacle, life changes for us. We find out something about ourselves: our determination, our courage, our personal resources. We may find out something about others in the response they give to our words and actions.
By reaching the summit we gain a new perspective that we’d never have experienced by staying safe on the easy low ground.
Enjoy the transformed view in life, the view from the top , from a different perspective