Yesterday, sipping a post-climb brew as we sat looking out over the valley, Nancy made an observation on how amazing it was that moving your foot just two inches up on a climb can sometimes make all the difference between being absolutely stuck and finding the handhold you need to keep moving up.
It's true. Footwork is hugely important in climbing. You can feel like there's no way you're going to make it past where you are, and just a little bit of progress with your foot often opens up new possibilities you didn't think were within reach. It can be surprising what a difference it makes.
You can probably see where I'm going with this. It's the same in pursuing your passion. Sometimes, you can feel stuck and wonder how you're ever going to get where you want to go. Too often, people run up against that stuck place and give up, but sometimes that extra persistent nudge can work wonders. I've had it happen time and again that I was feeling completely frustrated and stuck in my own passion pursuit, when some small step has given me the extra reach I need to move past it.
That tiny step could be any number of things. Maybe it's connecting with someone who opens a door, or plants an idea in your head, or asks just the right question. It could be putting something in motion and seeing where it leads you, or just spending time sitting down and generating possibilities in your journal.
Sometimes all it takes is persistence, and the willingness to inch up just a little bit more.
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