Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. … To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow. … But, of course, without the top you can’t have any sides. It’s the top that defines the sides.
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It’s not whether you when or lose, it’s how you play the game. The same is true about climbing a moutain. If you get to the top, but you had to sell your soul, then what’s the point. If you climb the mountain on your own through hard work and individual effort, but you don’t reach the top, you have a lot to be proud of.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time – Thomas Edison
Today is the time to start trying, one more time. Maybe you just need one more trip to the gym. Maybe you need to send just one more email. Maybe you need to revise your CV just one more time. This one more effort could be the one that matters.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett
Your dreams don’t come true right away. They might not even come true the first few times you give that maximum effort. But, if you continue to strive to achieve every single day, no matter how much life seems to beat you down, you’ll one day sit in the shade of that giant tree you planted.
Giving it your all is hard enough, but when the odds are stacked against you it becomes very tempting to just pack it up and go home. But if the odds aren’t in your favor you have to give it as much effort as you possibly can if you hope to come out on top.
Only you know if you’re giving your full effort, so this becomes a battle with yourself more than anything else. Learning to get the most out of yourself is a trick that the most successful achievers have mastered.