From the Attic of ADAPT
Climbing the Swiss Alps is usually a 2-day trip. It takes one day to go up and one day to go back
down. Halfway up the mountain is what they call a ½ way house.
On the first day, the hikers will stop at the ½ way house where they can enjoy a warm fire, a cup
of coffee, and food. Whatever necessitates comfort, the 1/2 way house will have you covered.
There is also a huge, picture window to take in the views. You’re able to scan the breathtaking
landscape, get lost in the vast sky, and feel the sense of something greater than yourself.
Yet, this comfort leads to something interesting. The climbing guides will tell you that when
people settle in at the ½ way house, the majority will want to stay. When the time comes to continue
the assent, those who want to remain will say, “Go ahead and we’ll watch you from the window.
When you stop at the ½ way house on the way down tomorrow, we’ll meet up with you
and we can all continue down together.”
So, the smaller group continues to the top while the others stay in the house. They gather and
nestle by the fire, sing around the piano, eat more food, and sit in comfort on the nice couches.
But about 3 hours later, the house starts to get really quiet. The travelers in the ½ way house
begin to make their way to the giant, picture window and look up the mountain. They realize
their friends are about to reach the pinnacle.
The hosts of the house will go on to say there is an emptiness in the room. The hikers have a
sudden realization. While their friends and travel mates have accomplished the goal, they have
settled for the ½ way house.
For one reason (excuse) or another, people fail to reach their destination. They’re baffled when
others they think are less skilled, less intelligent, smaller, weaker, etc. pass them by and go on to
great things. They begin to ask, “why?” and “how?”
The concept is simple. FINISH.
Define your Mission.
Attack it with an effective Mindset.
Keep at it until you can take a cool selfie at the highest point!
Besides, the halfway point is too crowded anyway.
Have a GREAT week! Make It Matter, Before It Matters!