Attack Your Big Goals Like A Mogul Hill
And it shall be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people's way." Isaiah 57:14.
I thought of skiing this week since the ski area near my gym started making snow.
Skiing is one of my favorite things to do. I'm excited to get out there more this winter because it gets me outside and makes me feel like a kid again.
Skiing here in Minnesota is fun but going out west to the real mountains is a whole different league.
One of the most challenging things on mountains are mogul hills.
They can be difficult yet fun at the same time.
A few years ago during one of my runs, I missed a turnoff and ended up on one of the nastiest mogul hills I had ever seen.
It was extremely steep and loaded with moguls the size of cars.
There was no way out so I had to figure out how to get down it without killing myself.
As I stared down to the bottom of the hill, I could feel myself starting to get psyched out.
I had a choice.
I could let fear take over and wait for the ski patrol to rescue me, or I could remove the obstruction.
What I did was put my focus on the first section. I started down and made some strong turns between the moguls. I made it.
Then I focused on the next section and completed a few more turns.
I repeated this process for the rest of the sections on the hill and in no time I had made it down the hill unscathed. No need for the ski patrol rescue!
Funny thing is that big goals can be a lot like mogul hills.
They can seem intimidating and impossible when you only look at the end result. However, if you break them down, mogul by mogul, they become attainable.
By preparing the way correctly - having the right plan that takes you through the step by step process - you can more effectively remove the obstacles (steer through the moguls) and build success.
When you make it through it always feels rewarding because it was so tough.
Now go out and conquer those "mogul hills" in your life.
Dedicated to your results!