Words of Wisdom



This came in a fortune cookie the other day and I just couldn’t help but share…

“The man on top of the mountain did not fall there.”

I loved this because it was a reminder that to get to our goals we will need to, at the very least, walk. Most likely uphill part of the time.

If your goals and dreams are big, then your mountain is probably a pretty tall one, so some of your climbing may be a bit steep. But, if you take your time and just put one foot in front of the other, no matter now small of a step, you will move toward the summit. Eventually, you will reach your destination.

And, remember… a walk or climb to the top of the mountain can be absolutely invigorating, refreshing and breathtakingly beautiful. So can your journey. Appreciate where you are, take time to enjoy the view, rest and replenish so that the next part of your journey can be enjoyable too.

Here’s to taking the steps, even if they are baby steps, toward your dreams.


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  1. Hee hee! LOVE the quote – I wanna share that one on facebook. It’s got to be one of the best fortunes I’ve seen from a cookie! xoxoxoxox

  2. Payson says:

    Thanks Julie! Absolutely agree, and please feel free to share! Was definitely one of the best fortunes from a cookie I’ve ever seen! xoxoxo!!

  3. Lynne says:

    Loved your post! Thanks for sharing. The quote you shared is indeed a great one. To achieve our goals we truly need to take action to achieve them. I am taking those steps and enjoying my journey.

  4. Celeste says:

    Choosing goals and then figuring out the steps necessary to achieve them is one of the integral parts of business planning that we teach our clients. A “mountain” can be conquered, but it takes a map, resources, and maybe even a little help from other people.

  5. Payson says:

    Thanks Lynne! It struck me as quite profound – glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Payson says:

    Very true Celeste, very true!

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