CN TOWER CLIMB for WWF-Canada
Sunday, April 12, 2009, by Sebastian Dwornik
It has been two (2) years since I last climbed this giant monument and set a personal record of 14 minutes and 17 seconds.
It was not easy, and to this day I wonder how I still managed to do it.
There is a park near me which has a fair amount of stairs leading to the top of an escarpment. Today’s first, brief practice run reminded me all too sudden of the pain and mental stress it takes to push oneself over the envelope.
The focus, determination, and constant struggle, of literally every step along the way to the top, can be synonymous to pursuing many other goals in life.
Whether it’s building your own business, beginning a new career, raising a family, or completing an important project, it all consists of many small details, everyday, to maintain a level of forward momentum. Until finally these small increments over time bring to fruition big changes.
I believe overnight success is a myth. Because if it did occur overnight, you can bet it will be gone by the next morning.
True success is rather slow and arduous.
In the end, when you finally reach the top, it is the journey, in itself, that embeds the real lessons of personal growth and fulfillment. The rest is just a pleasant view.
So on this upcoming Saturday, April 18, 2009, I will once again push my limits for charity (WWF), and if you feel generous in supporting me on this cause, you can help sponsor me too.