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The True Summit in Your Life

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By:Beth Flynn, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

"In the world of mountain climbing, there's such a thing as a false summit. As you climb toward the summit, from a distance it appears to be the pinnacle of the mountain, your ultimate goal. But as you approach it, you finally see that it is in fact a smaller peak, not the true summit you were aiming for at all. Your hopes dashed, you may despair and even lack the will and desire to continue!

When your dreams, goals, desires and aspirations are grounded in humility and love, they will bring you much joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction. If they are rooted in fear and pride, they will never be enough. They will entice you on but give you nothing more than a short-term fulfillment and leave you forever wanting more and more.

At those times when you ask yourself, What on earth am I here for? We encourage you to set your hearts on the true summits of life. We were created by love, for love. This is why we have hidden gifts, talents, and gold deposited in our hearts. We are here to make the world a better place. We are part of the solution, not part of the problem. When we seek wisdom, we are able to impact positively and leave a legacy.

From the summit of the mountain, train your heart to listen. Train your heart to accept. Train your heart to not be offended. Train your heart to seek wisdom to build your inner character and strength (p. 430-433)."

From: Klemich, S. & Klemich, M. (2020). Above the line: living and leading with heart.  New York: Harper Business

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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 4:56am -- Beth Flynn

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