Have you ever tried to lick your way to the center of a tootsie pop? How many licks did it take you? I think I tried once and it took me some 484 licks to get to the chewy center. It felt like forever. What a journey.
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I wanted to bite that stupid thing so bad, but I was committed to licking my way to the center. I was committed to the journey. Not the airplane ride, but the slow mundane car ride, right to the center.
I find it very interesting as to how many people I find climbing, yet few that make it to the top. Whether they are climbing to the top within their sport, leadership, business, marriage, or just life in general.
I meet people all the time; leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs or they call themselves, athletes, and just people in general. They are all trying to climb to the top. I think everyone somewhere in their heart wants to make it to the top. However, I find very few that are willing to give up to go up.
Many people will climb partway up the mountain and then stop. They come to a place where they are unwilling to give up to go up. Result? They fail to make it to the top or reach their potential.
If you are sitting there reading this and you are one of these people then you need to stop climbing halfway up the mountain and then giving up. Make the commitment now that you will give up to go up.