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Jim's Gems: Over the Mountain

June 2, 2010
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All of us face challenges on a daily basis. How we approach those challenges might have a lot to do with the outcome. The following might be of some guiding influence so read on.

When we look at a mountain from a distance, it looms very large. It can be difficult to imagine how we could ever scale it.

Yet when we go right up to the foothills of the mountain, we're likely to find, if we look hard enough, a trail winding up its side. It then becomes clear that by taking one step after another, we can indeed make our way over that mountain.

Any challenge can be viewed in much the same way. When it is a distant concept, the challenge can seem insurmountable.

Yet when we get to the point where we're ready to take the first step, that challenge becomes less intimidating. Once we start working our way through, step by step, we begin to know that we will indeed make it to the other side.

Is there a challenge you've been avoiding because it seems too large and intimidating? Go ahead, step right up to that challenge, and you'll quickly see that it's not really as difficult as you had imagined.

Working through challenges can add significant value to our world and can greatly improve the quality of our life. Go ahead, dive right in, and you'll know without a doubt that you can do it.

Think about it....
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