Hitting a new plateau can be a challenge of monumental proportions. It is more than a time of stagnation. It is a time of trial and of challenge. It is a chance to overcome, to face overwhelming odds, and to emerge from the shadows of darkness like only the bravest of superheroes can. It is man versus the mountain. It is man versus himself.
It takes great strength not to fold under the heavy hands of life sometimes. Odds are stacked against you, and chances are you will lose. But, a chance is only a chance…..and chance is a word most often used by gamblers and risk takers. You know what you are getting into….and you are going to win, damn it!!!! You have a goal, and you have a plan! This was no hair brained scheme. This is your life’s work, your masterpiece, your passion, your hobby…..this is your everything! But wait……you’re stuck. You’ve hit a plateau. Maybe you’ve finally reached your peak. Maybe you’re all washed up. Maybe not!
Well……? What do you have to say for yourself? Are you all washed up? Are you just another “has been”? Do you want my two cents? Absolutely not! The choice is yours. The choice to get past the plateau is as strong as the will power that led you to the peak in the first place. Do you still have enough hunger to succeed? Do you have the guts to stare failure in the face, only to laugh and just work twice as hard as you did the first time? What are you made of? Huh? Tell me. Actually…..don’t tell me. I don’t care. It’s none of my business. Take a long hard look in the mirror and tell yourself!