“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

We all have mountains to climb. They may not be physical mountains, but they are mountains in our lives nevertheless. 

Often, when out walking in the mountains, we have others with us who are not so experienced, and they often doubt whether they can make it or not. At those times, our task isn’t to get them to climb the mountain, but to believe they can. If they don’t believe they can, they often turn back before starting out. 

It’s the same with the mountains in our lives. Often, when we don’t believe we can overcome or reach the top of the mountain, we ignore it, turn the other way, do something else, pretend it isn’t there, and hope that it will go away. I don’t know about you, but I’ve realised that mountains don’t move that easily, they tend to stick and stay in the same place. And when you lift up your head, look in the right direction, the mountain is still there.

Why not take a leap of faith today, and say to yourself, “I can climb this mountain – I can do it!” Ditch the doubting for a day, and just do it anyway. Believe, and you will achieve, you’re half way there already.

Coming soon – #WednesdayWisdom booklet, with a collection of quotes.