PASSION is an enormously powerful force. It gives us the strength to get through hard times and setbacks. It gives us strength to overcome our fears, to ignore what other people think of us, to be disciplined and make sacrifices in pursuit of our dreams.
Passionate people do not want to take shortcuts – they consider that ‘learning the process’ is an important part of the journey.
In mountaineering it’s easy to spot those who are not passionate about the process.
They want to stand on top of the mountain but they are not really interested in the process of climbing the mountain. I feel for these people.
Success without hard work is a hollow, empty feeling. They never last long in the sport.
Just as in life, successful mountaineers are the ones who are passionate. They are not there just to stand on the summit.
Their passion gives them the energy to work the hardest, fight the longest, “never, never. never give-up”.
Writer: BLESSING WAKAYI