Mountain Climbing

You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again… — Rene Daumal.

Every athlete knows this lesson. No matter how good one is age, injuries, and time bring even the very best down from the summits. The same applies to us all, even Presidents become has beens and to remain relevant must climb new mountains.

From my own experience my life has been a series of peaks and valleys, with a few rapid descents to below sea level. What is/was important is to remember the path we took to the pinnacle, because the same stumbling blocks will be there when we return down.

What is important is to enjoy the view from the summit, remember how we got to the top, and once we either climb or fall down we keep climbing back to the top.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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  1. Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 37 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

    Thank you! We have a big hill to climb; hoping it doesn’t turn into a mountain!

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