Back in the early 90s I was working in a start up business. We were told this story that, if you are expecting things to get easier day after day after day after day, as we’re trying to obtain our goal. You need to keep in your mind’s eye that, building a business is like climbing Mount Everest.

Climbing Mount Everest, is an experience, where as you get higher and higher in altitude the air gets thinner and thinner. It gets tougher to breath and the climb gets harder. It gets harder and harder the closer you get to your goal. You learn to concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other, making a little progress with every step. Each step forward takes you further up that mountain and closer to your goal. I want you to keep that visual in mind as you are thinking about your goals in life. Whether you’re building your own business or working to improve yourself. Or, you’re trying to do new things to motivate your family. Yes, it does get more and more difficult as you get closer. You want to make sure that you’re working on things that inspire you in life.

Things that are going to move you to work past those difficulties. Work past those things that are trying to pull you back down the mountain. There are all sorts of forces that want to inhibit your success. Whether they are naysayers in your circle of friends and family that are telling you, “You should be focusing on other things. There are better things that you could be doing with your life.” Those are the gravitational pull of the mountain, trying to pull you away from your goal.

As with anything that is aspirational, anything that is going to create positive growth and contribution, and progress for you in your life. It is going to be so worth it. The interesting thing just like the Everest analogy, it’s rarefied air. The air is the thinnest at the top and there are the fewest amount of people there. Keep that in mind. Keep yourself going. Keep positive, and always leave a positive impression on everybody that you meet.