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Wisdom from Catherine Ryan Hyde

Wisdom from Catherine Ryan Hyde

There’s a little mountain in a state park near my home. It gains about 1,500 feet in two miles. So, four miles round trip. About two hours out of my life, not counting the drive. Even if you wouldn’t take this hike today you can probably accept that you could work up to it.

I’d estimate that in the past eight years I’ve climbed this one little mountain 40 times. I’ve done lots of other mountains. More dramatic ones. Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The Grand Canyon, rim-to-river and back. Half Dome. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But I’m putting the others aside for this illustration. I’m just concentrating on 40 trips up that one 1,500-foot mountain. The cumulative elevation is the equivalent of hiking from sea level to the top of Mount Everest. Twice.

If you had asked me eight years ago if I could climb as high as two Mount Everests, I would have said, “Of course not. No one can.” But I could, and I did. It just took me eight years to do it.

It sometimes seems that we-both as individuals and as a society-don’t put enough value on gradual, deliberate progress. In my opinion it’s how most genuine human progress is made: very slowly, one step at a time….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Catherine is the bestselling author of 18 books including Pay It Forward, Becoming Chloe, Love in the Present Tense, and Chasing Windmills.

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