Sometimes you face a mountain. Something you must get over to get on with your journey. A task, a goal, an obstacle, a dream. Mountains come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common. They are the dividing line between where you are and where you want to be.
And to make things more interesting, often, when you scale one mountain, thinking you are done, you've crossed over, you're on the downhill side and things are bound to be easier, only to find that there is another mountain looming ahead.
It's easy, especially in this writing life, but also in your spiritual life, your physical, mental, emotional life, to say, "This is too hard. I can't cross all those mountains. I can't get to the top."
When I find myself saying this, I need the reminder that I don't have to reach the summit. I don't have to cross all the peaks ahead of me. I just need to put one foot in front of the other. I need to reach for the next handhold. I need to just do the next thing.
It's so easy to get distracted, to focus on everything except what you should be doing. And this can get cyclical. The more you avoid doing what you need to do, the easier it is to avoid what you need to do.
I have some mountains ahead of me. I need to stop standing still and take a step. And then another.
How about you? Are you facing a mountain? Is something standing between you and your goal? What's the next step, and what is stopping you from taking it?