Everyone is on their journey. Everyone started their business from a different place in their life and, therefore, each person has different goals and life circumstances. I was once invited to hike a mountain with a friend.
I was given five minutes to get ready, so I could’ve easily declined the offer and panicked. Instead, but I took the action needed and showed up for the hike.
It’s all about showing up for your life and taking action.
There was a small group of us hiking the mountain and everyone had their own opinion on the best way to reach the top. This allowed me to reflect on my journey in business and how I often tell people, “I’ve taken this trail. You’re going to have some bumps along the way but if you persevere, you’ll make it to the top. I’m here to guide you through this.”
There were fourteen ways to get up the mountain but, at the end of the day, everyone can get there.
There might be a faster way up the mountain that gets you straight to the top - maybe this is the best way for you! Then there’s the route of a parent with a young child who needs to take the slower, more scenic route.
The only way to discover which path is best for you is to try. Go at a pace that works for you and find pleasure in doing so. And by doing so, guess what? You’ll still reach the top.
Something I realised on that hike was that reaching the top of the mountain is great; we got a photo with a view in the background.
But the juice was in the journey. We had so many incredible conversations and challenges and we learnt how to work through these challenges. It took us two hours to reach the top and then when we got there, we were only at the top of the mountain for fifteen minutes.
For an outsider looking in, they would have no idea of the journey I’d just embarked on and what it took to get me there in the first place.
I truly think that this resonates so much with what we experience in network marketing. There are so many ways to get to the top, or reach success - whatever that looks like for you. All you have to do is find a way that works for you and consistently show up and commit to your journey.But don’t get half-way up your mountain and quit. And, most importantly, don’t compare your journey to another’s. Don’t look at the journeys that seem easier, or those that have more flowers along the way. Just commit to your trail. It’s not always going to be easy. You’re going to have bumps along the way but, if you commit, you’ll reach the top of your mountain.