Life is nothing like a smooth line of progress toward a fixed end point. Instead it is a series of plateaus that we must negotiate. Climbing to the next plateau is very difficult and requires building new skills and ways of thinking. Figuring out how to thrive in one season of life will lead to a time of peace and prosperity.
But soon all of what has been learned is not enough to bring fulfillment in the next stage. To make progress requires that you go through another painful transition of personal growth. This is the journey of life. To live is to struggle. With times of deep fulfillment and peace.
Like any mountain climbing there are ways of getting to the next plateau that are easier than others. Our goal is to find the easiest way to the next level of elevation without slipping and falling. When we do fall we must get back up and resume the climb.
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