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As We Get Closer To The Mountain Top - April 18th 2017, 06:00 AM

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I hope you're having a dandy day!

As we get closer to the mountain top - the air gets thinner. It's harder to breathe. It's harder to move. Your mind - your muscles - your everything - struggle like never before. And so it is when we are breaking free from bad habits - bad thoughts - bad things. IF you are NOT having an especially bad time - after doing so well [Climbing YOUR 'mountain'] I would have to wonder how successful you've really been. The FACT that you are struggling and confused and being lead to believe that maybe it's time to give up tells ME that you are closer to the mountain top than you have ever been.

SO HOLD ON TIGHT!

Have FAITH in all that's GOOD.

And KNOW in your heart that YOU are well on your way to having a much better life!!


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Re: As We Get Closer To The Mountain Top - April 19th 2017, 02:03 PM

I love this! I think sometimes people really need to read something like this, that tells them that it's completely ok to struggle sometimes. Thank you for sharing this!
   
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Re: As We Get Closer To The Mountain Top - April 19th 2017, 06:45 PM

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I love this! I think sometimes people really need to read something like this, that tells them that it's completely ok to struggle sometimes. Thank you for sharing this!
Thanks Hollie!

It's nice to get positive feedback every now and then!

I hope you're OK.

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Re: As We Get Closer To The Mountain Top - April 22nd 2017, 01:30 AM

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IF you are NOT having an especially bad time - after doing so well [Climbing YOUR 'mountain'] I would have to wonder how successful you've really been.
Although in general I appreciate the sentiment of your post, I have to question this part. Sometimes things aren't as difficult as we anticipate them to be - maybe we have luck on our side, maybe we have more of an aptitude for certain things than we thought, maybe we just overestimated how challenging the goal was to begin with - and second-guessing yourself because it feels ''too easy'' is going to be counter-productive. So, yes, sometimes success can feel a lot like heartbreak, but in some situations it's possible to have success come easily - and you shouldn't let anyone, not even yourself, make you feel like you don't deserve your success just because you didn't have to struggle endlessly to reach it.


   
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Re: As We Get Closer To The Mountain Top - April 23rd 2017, 01:47 AM

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So, yes, sometimes success can feel a lot like heartbreak, but in some situations it's possible to have success come easily - and you shouldn't let anyone, not even yourself, make you feel like you don't deserve your success just because you didn't have to struggle endlessly to reach it.
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