Author Topic: March 2014 - It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.  (Read 2285 times)

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"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
- Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. He and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest. Following his ascent of Everest, he devoted most of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust he founded. Through his efforts, many schools and hospitals were built in Nepal.

When faced with an unexpected crisis or problem, the temptation to react frantically is often our first response. With sudden change comes sudden emotion. But is it helpful to react in this type of way?

It is natural to feel distressed during change, or even fearful, but don't stay there too long. We are all a lot more resilient than we give ourselves credit for!

Do what you can where you are.
What resources are available for your specific problem? Utilize them.
Who around you can help carry this burden? No one can handle everything by themselves. Talk to someone, let them help you carry the weight of it all with you.

When darkness comes, the future may look blank, but we all have an opportunity to take the problem at hand and persevere through.

You never know how a situation will effect you in the long-run. It might take learning to handle this situation now to be able to handle a different situation in the future.
Even if something looks disastrous in the moment, it doesn't predict how things will be moving forward. Our emotions within a problem don't have to control our ability to move forward and make the best of each situation in any way we can.

Intentionally slowing down, being self-reflective, and choosing how to move forward calmly often makes the journey easier for ourselves and those around us.

Though our emotions can be persistent in telling us how bad things look, we can choose to fight through. We are much stronger than we tell ourselves!
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