Clint Cora Inspirational Sayings Newletter
April - 2009
quotation, this month's is also a mountain-related one because I wanted
share with you, a very recent personal success story. One of the
best inspirational sayings I've come across lately is the
below by Marcus Washling;
"Those at the top of the
mountain didn't fall there"
this motivation quotation implies is that those who reached the top of
the mountain or
any goal that was achieved, didn't get there by accident.
had to struggle and climb up that mountain to achieve their goals.
been certified as a Level 1 ski instructor since 2001. I
wanted to move up to become a Level 2 instructor but it is a huge
jump. In order to get to Level 2, I would have to get better
my short turns as well as skiing on steep slopes. In the
usually didn't feel comfortable doing either.
I did some
training throughout the years to get better and last winter, I decided
to take a very grueling five-day course plus exam to get my Level
2. It looks like my training wasn't enough because
up failing this course. So this winter, I made a commitment
train harder with special focus on doing the things on the ski slopes
that I don't feel comfortable with, i.e., short turns and steep
Gradually, I became more proficient and
comfortable on the steep slopes during each ski day. I felt
confident enough to retake the Level 2 exam. I took the
during the last week of February and at the halfway point, I still
really didn't know where I stood in the minds of the course
conductors. But I did feel that I was skiing much better than
At the end of the course, the course
conductors announced that this time around, I was successful in passing
my Level 2. This is a personal milestone for me because it
me eight long years to move from Level 1 to Level 2. I had to
really struggle to climb this mountain but I finally got to the top.
if you have a similar goal for yourself that seems like a huge
mountain, do realize that you have to keep on climbing. Only
those who keep climbing will ever get to the top of their mountains.
would have been nice to add this success story about my skiing to my
book 'The Life Champion In You'.
Maybe I'll use it for a
edition or even another book. But that's okay since the
version of my book is already loaded with lots of inspiring
stories with more motivation quotations. If you haven't read
the foreword from
yet, you can do so online.
Until next month with more inspirational sayings,
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