As I climbed Mount Archer in the rain recently it made me reflect on my year and how climbing the mountain was akin to achieving dreams and goals in your life. During my hour-long uphill walk I was faced with lots of toads which for me, represented obstacles and people getting in our way. And like the toads, these obstacles can be squashed. The misty rain that dampened my skin and blurred my vision represented the often negative thoughts about where we’re going and what we’re doing. Those negative thoughts can affect our self-belief and clarity of what we’re trying to achieve in life. The last thing I pondered was what was it going to be like once I reached the top of the mountain? Was it going to be what I expected? Was it what I wanted? But the truth is, we’ve got to keep moving. We have to keep heading up that hill, regardless of what is at the top.

We have to continue to overcome the obstacles, push aside the negative thoughts and continue to believe in our dreams and goals and continue to move toward them.

My wish for you is to keep climbing that hill, keep living life to the full and don’t let anything or anyone get in your way.