How to conquer a mountain

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"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves". - Sir Edmund Hillary

I have read this quote this morning and was not able to stop thinking about its meaning since. The challenges of our lives are really the limitations of our inner characters and worldviews rather than external obstacles we have no control over.

Failures are often contributed to the inability of acquiring resources, whether this is an understanding of something, connections to people or various tools, that could result in success otherwise.

What can we say about people that are not afraid of trying new things and are continuously on the prowl for success? They spend their entire lives attempting to achieve their dreams, yet never achieve it.

In today's world of internet, not having the access to tools and strategies that are proven to work cannot be used as an excuse anymore.

Yet, everywhere you look, you can find people that are not satisfied with their lives believing that some dreams are just impossible to reach.

Why is that there are people who have access to the same resources and achieve far greater success than everyone else.

Looking at this discrepancy closer, I think we can safely assume that in most of the cases it is not the external resources that dictate the success of a person but the internal ones. The quote written at the beginning of this entry depicts this perspective very clearly.

In order to adapt this look on life, we need to approach every challenge or obstacle presented to us by first looking inside of ourselves. Being unaware of any limitations we may possess in our thinking may prevent us from seeing a clear picture of what is ahead.

Are there any paradigms/heuristics that blind us to possible solutions? Are there any weaknesses of our character that would result in uncertainty, lack of motivation or even fear towards continuing persistently until success?

No matter how many tools, books, connections, coaching programs we have access to, those limitations will always be there inside of us and dragging us down.

It is our duty to us and our families to identify those weaknesses whenever we become aware of them.

Conquering a challenge, no matter how big of a mountain that may seem to overcome, is really our mission to conquering the inner limitations that may stand in our way to success.

I hope this will bring some value to some of you. I would appreciate if you guys can share your thought on this matter.

Would you be able to name a problem you were struggling with in the past that you succeeded in overcoming only after changing something in yourself/your character/your worldview?
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    well there are 52 playing cards in a deck of cards that is a limit.. then to play one of the hundreds of different game you can play with a deck of cards you accept to play by a certain set of limits or rules ..

    the limits you have provide the rules and the structure for the game you play ..now you do not get better at a game studying why bad players are bad ..and most people are taking life advice from people who have miserable lives and not from people who have enjoyable lives ..

    many people who get rich .. spend much less than they make and save invest the extra ..10 other people who make the same amount are barely getting by or stacking up dept to live their lives and look rich .

    now many of those people living on less are actually living better or just buying better quality stuff than the other 10 ...and getting it to last 20 or 30 years ..rather than moving to a bigger house every 7 years and getting new furniture for the newer house .

    if you never look for the people who build wealth.. and study 1000's of people who don't ..will you come to how to build wealth..

    the biggest limiting factor is paying to much attention to those not living real good lives and trying to figure out why .. rather than studying those who do build wealth and live good lives and learning to do what they do..

    in this day and age .. that is super easy to do .. but people are busy looking at the glittering rich or the rich who eventual go bankrupt and try to live like that .
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    so to address the last question in your post the change in world view ..that has been in the last year ..has been from studying billionaires and people who make vast fortunes building hud companies with all the skill needed for that .. to studying people who build wealth over longer periods of time without making huge amount of money in any one year ..people who buld wealth while making 100k to 300k a year ..

    i gave up studying my most people don't even make enough to pay taxes years ago

    When i get to where i want to settle down for a decade or two i will set up a real nice garden ..so i look online and watch youtube from several different people who have garden to figure out the methods i will prefer to start and the crops i should start with .. rather than researching why most people do not have gardens ..
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      so to address the last question in your post the change in world view ..that has been in the last year ..has been from studying billionaires and people who make vast fortunes building hud companies with all the skill needed for that .. to studying people who build wealth over longer periods of time without making huge amount of money in any one year ..people who buld wealth while making 100k to 300k a year ..

      i gave up studying my most people don't even make enough to pay taxes years ago

      When i get to where i want to settle down for a decade or two i will set up a real nice garden ..so i look online and watch youtube from several different people who have garden to figure out the methods i will prefer to start and the crops i should start with .. rather than researching why most people do not have gardens ..


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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Go north, Canada is about to legalize recreational weed.
        I don't smoke weed ..and plus i am in Arizona..as far north as i need to go is back to Las Vegas .. but ..no just no ..

        plus weed is still not legal federally and the supply is increasing so prices are dropping fast and i think you still can't write cost of from growing weed
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    do it the easy way
    start with the down side first
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    How do you eat an elephant?

    The answer is simple: ONE bite at a time.

    The same thing applies to mountains and anything else that proves challenging.
    One step after another. If you get knocked down or fall down yourself, get back up and try again.
    The only way to achieve your goal is to keep getting up.
    The only true way to lose is to stay on the ground.
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    • Profile picture of the author sana11
      I wouldn't have said it any better!
      Btw., I've found myself in situations in life I was really challenged and terrified to try to make my situation better... I have learned back then your mind is the strongest tool ever! I am happy I listened to myself and took that ONE bite....
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Success really is an energy/perception thing. On a side note; I visited Mount Cook, New Zealand last month. The mountain Edmund Hillary trained on, prepping for Everest.

    We see love or fear. Always our chosen perception. So, you see an exciting climb in IM or total nightmare you could never overcome. Individual sees it.

    To most folks, responding to Warrior questions at 9 PM on a Saturday night would be a pain in the butt and poor use of a Saturday night, thinking I have no life. But I just returned from a 2 month trip to Thailand followed up by 3 months in New Zealand. I have fun rendering service - rather than sacrificing and busting my tail - keep helping folks and live a neat life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian5
    Well-motivated article. Thx for the information. Fully agree with your opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sir Eliot Dundee
    Start small, then expand; that's the consensus.
    I watch every Cosmic Master video because it serves as an affirmation of who I want to become.

    That helps a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Make Me Coffee
      Originally Posted by Sir Eliot Dundee View Post

      Start small, then expand; that's the consensus.
      I watch every Cosmic Master video because it serves as an affirmation of who I want to become.

      That helps a lot.
      Couldn't be said any better. I'm on the roller-coaster too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Just Curious 66
    Curiosity led me to The Cosmic Master and things manifest for me like never did before, just by incorporating his recordings to my meditation. The experience is unheard of. At times during the session I get in trance and make a deep connection to my subconscious, which the later as you know....knows everything.

    Pretty potent hypnosis if you ask me.
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