Find ways to maximize your success by doing what you love to do

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Climbing a mountain is more than about going on a hike. It means that there are things in life that you need to climb and conquer and achieve in your time on this planet.

Life is more than just paying the bills and passing the time. It must be.

It is important to find significant challenges for yourself and be willing to go forward with them with energy and vigor.

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Let’s say you want to be a writer. It would be easy to say there is too much competition in this world to make an impact as an author, poet or journalist. But you don’t have to believe that.

There are millions of people who write or who want to make a living as a writer. Yes, that is a lot of competition. But you don’t have to believe that you are competing with them.

One idea is to write for yourself. Find topics that you enjoy writing about. If you want to write a book, take the time to make out the process and get started one day at a time. You can do it.

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As you can see from these pictures, I enjoy hiking trails. I wish that I lived closer to forests and mountains because I could spend quite a lot of time in nature.

Mountains can be dangerous. I have fallen down cliffs and ravines because I have not been careful enough on my adventures.

It is not a lot of fun to roll down the side of a mountain. I can tell you that it hurts a lot and you feel really helpless when it is happening.

What did it teach me? It made me learn the lesson that you have to be careful and you cannot take your safety for granted.

I think that philosophy applies to personal goals as well. It is great to have dreams and objectives, but it is so important to have a plan for safety and for when things don’t go as planned.

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The world is full of beauty. There are so many different places to see and lovely adventures to have. Sometimes it is just a matter of finding a local place to hike and getting there.

I think that applies to life as well. If you have a dream of graduating from college, make sure to take the first steps to get there. Keep your plan active and don’t give up on your dream.

If your mountain is to find more happiness and contentment, then you may need to take small steps on the trail and find your way.

Climbing a mountain can be a personal and lonely process, but it doesn’t have to be. One time I hiked with a person and she said, “I don’t like to hike and talk at the same time." I understood.

Hike the mountain of your choice and do it the way you choose. Just make sure you are doing something interesting in your life and taking the steps in the right direction to get you there. You can do it.

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writer and novelist. traveler and adventurer. looking for fun in the sun. chasing the dream. can't stop the feeling that time is going faster.

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