From time to time it is important to set course towards new goals for the next few months, the next year, and beyond. But let’s be adult about this; we all know that goals are achieved through smart work on a consistent basis. Dreams are pillow-fantasies.
Here is my five-step plan to achieving goals:
Work every day
Your path then is simple: Focus and prioritize on the daily process of training, the practice. Work hard at arriving at your starting line, or base camp, as well prepared as you can be. See those trips, runs, skis, climbs as part of a process, and you will come to value each of them individually, and the whole more greatly. The secret? If you do all of this, the outcomes will come. Indeed: Action is the message. Success is found in the process.
Books about alpine climbing, the mindset and the training. Highly recommended reading.
Kiss of Kill, Mark Twight.
Beyond the Mountain, Steve House.
Extreme Alpinism, Mark Twight.