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750 Best The Mountain Is You Quotes by Brianna Wiest (2023)

1. “Your mountain is the block between you and the life you want to live. Facing it is also the only path to your freedom and becoming. You are here because a trigger showed you to your wound, and your wound will show you to your path, and your path will show you to your destiny.”


2. “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” – Friedrich Neitszche


3. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ”


4. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Convay


5. “The breakdown is often just the tipping point that precedes the breakthrough, the moment a star implodes before it becomes a supernova.”


6. You often hear people speaking as if life was like striving upward toward a mountain peak. That is not so.


7. “The fact that you are imperfect is not a sign that you have failed; it is a sign that you are human, and more importantly, it is a sign that you still have more potential within you.”


8. “One of the hallmarks of anxiety is rapid thinking. Because you are focusing on some issue so deeply and for so much time, you assume that you are also thinking through the issue thoroughly and arriving at the most likely conclusion. However, the opposite is happening. You’re experiencing a logical lapse. You’re jumping to the worst-case scenario because you aren’t thinking clearly, and then you are engaging your fight-or-flight response because the worst-case scenario makes you feel threatened. This is why you obsess about that one, terrifying idea. Your body is responding as though it’s an immediate threat, and until you “defeat” or overcome it, your body will do its job, which is to keep you in defense mode, which is really a heightened state of awareness to the “enemy.”


9. “Your new life is going to cost you your old one.


10. “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne


11. “Validating your feelings” sounds like a big term, but it really means one thing: It’s just letting yourself have them.


12. “If everything were explained, there would be nothing left to figure out.”


13. “Your trauma is not “in your head”; it is literally a changed state in your brain, and the only way you will help your body to return to its actual state is by recreating the feeling of safety that allows you to “turn off” survival mode and return to normal life.”


14. “As writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday has noted, epiphanies are not life-altering.9 It’s not radical moments of action that give us long-lasting, permeating change—it’s the restructuring of our habits. The idea is what science philosopher Thomas Kuhn dubbed a “paradigm shift.” Kuhn suggested we don’t change our lives in flashes of brilliance, but through a slow process in which assumptions unravel and require new explanations. It’s in these periods of flux that microshifts happen and breakthrough-level change begins to take shape.”


15. “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” – Lito Tejada-Flores


16. “The truth is that we actually do not accomplish great feats when we are anxious about whether or not what we do will indeed be something impressive and world-changing. We


17. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. ”


18. “Make a list of all the imperfect people you’ve known in your life who have had love. Who have had romantic partners and best friends and jobs you could only ever dream of. Make a list of all the people who are conventionally unattractive and spiritually adrift and imperfect and all the things each one of them had despite being that way. Make it your own personal proof that you do not need to be perfect to be good enough.”


19. “The truth is that you do not change your life when you fix every piece and call that healing. You change your life when you become comfortable with being happy here, even if you want to go forward. You change your life when you can love yourself even though you don’t look exactly the way you want to. You change your life when you are principled about money and love and relationships, when you treat strangers as well as you do your CEO, and when you manage $1,000 the same way you would $10,000.”


20. “The greatest gift that life will hand you is discomfort. Discomfort is not trying to punish you! It is just trying to show you where you are capable of more, deserving of better, able to change, or meant for greater than you have right now. In almost every case, it is simply informing you that there is more out there for you, and it is pushing you to go pursue it.”


21. “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows. ”


22. “Self-sabotage comes from


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24. “Guilt is often an emotion we carry from childhood and then project onto current circumstances when we felt as though we were burdens to those around us.”


25. “Your first reaction to something is very often the wisest reaction, because your body is using all of the subconscious information you have logged away to inform you about something before your brain has an opportunity to second-guess it.”


26. “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another. ”


27. “You are not supposed to feel happy all of the time. Trying to feel happy all of the time is not the solution; it’s the problem.”


28. “Becoming the best version of yourself is your natural inheritance”.


29. “The task in front of you is silent, simple, and monumental. It is a feat most do not ever get to the point of attempting.”


30. “It’s no longer about how many days you really wanted to go to the gym; it’s about how many days you did. It’s no longer about wanting to show up for your friends; it’s whether or not you did. It’s no longer about the great ideas you had about how to change your business; it’s about whether or not you did.”


31. “Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me. ”


32. “When you are more compassionate about other people’s lives, you become more compassionate about your own. When you see someone who has something you want, congratulate them, even if it feels hard at first. It will extend back and open you up to receiving it as well.”


33. “This relationship affected you more than you are letting yourself believe. The ending hurt you more than you acknowledged, and you need to process that. Your continued interest in this person means there’s something about the relationship that is still unresolved, and it is probably some kind of closure or acceptance that you need to find for yourself.”


34. “The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.” – Paulo Coelho


35. “There’s no time to be bored in world as beautiful as this” – Unknown


36. “We are programmed to seek what we’ve known. Even though we think we’re after happiness, we’re actually trying to find whatever we’re most used to.”


37. “Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing”


38. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. ”


39. “Problems don’t inherently make you a stronger person unless you change and adapt. The variable here is you.


40. “People's opinions, especially negative ones, largely stem from what they know they don't have and can't do. You eventually have to stop basing your self-worth on the insecurities of others.”


41. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl


42. “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains”– Jeffrey Rasley


43. “When you realize that you are always impacting the world around you, you start to realize something: The most important thing you can do to live meaningfully is to work on yourself. To consciously become the happiest, kindest, and most gracious version of yourself.”


44. “Being mean to yourself first will not make it hurt less if other people judge or reject you, though that is why you are using this defense mechanism. Thinking the worst of yourself is a way of trying to numb yourself to what you really fear, which is that someone else could say those things about you. What you don’t realize is that you’re acting as your own bully and enemy by doing it to yourself. What could someone else’s judgment realistically do to your life? Honestly, it could stop you from pursuing your dreams, ambitions, and personal happiness. And that’s exactly what you’re doing when you stay fixated on those damaging ideas. It’s time to get out of your own way.”


45. “Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.”


46. “if you learn to love others, you will learn to love yourself.”


47. “You change your life when you start doing the truly scary thing, which is showing up exactly as you are.”


48. “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them”. – Pink


49. “The truth is that what is right for you will come to you and stay with you and won’t stray from you for long. The truth is that when something is right for you, it brings you clarity, and when something is wrong for you, it brings you confusion.”


50. “There is no such thing as the path we could have taken. Only a projection of our needs and desires onto another fantastical idea of what our lives might be.”


51. “Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face. ”


52. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” — John Muir


53. “You value your doubt more than your potential. Negativity bias makes us believe that “bad” things are more real than good, and unless we keep that inclination in check, it can leave us believing that everything we fear to be true is more real than the good things that are actually true.”


54. “I thought becoming myself was improving each part piece by piece. But it was finding a hidden wholeness seeing the fractures as the design.”


55. “In fact, crying at appropriate times is one of the biggest signs of mental strength, as people who are struggling often find it difficult to release their feelings and be vulnerable.”


56. “If you’re meant to go from point A to point B, you will get there, eventually.”


57. “The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. “


58. “Your new life is going to cost you your old one. It’s going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction. It’s going to cost you relationships and friends. It’s going to cost you being liked and understood.


59. “It is the courage to keep beginning that ultimately gets us all where we are meant to be.”


60. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all-natural scenery. ”


61. “I like geography best because your mountains & rivers know the secret; Pay no attention to borders. ”


62. “When you have a “gut instinct” about someone, it is after interacting with them. When you know whether or not a job is right for you, it is only after having done it for a while. The problem is that we are trying to use our instincts as fortune-telling mechanisms, our brain’s creative way of trying to manipulate our body to help us avoid pain and increase pleasure in the future. But that’s not what happens. We end up stuck because we are literally trusting every single thing that we feel instead of discerning what’s an actual reaction and what’s a projection.”


63. “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” Herbert A. Simon


64. “Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. ”


65. “If you would like to change your life, you must first change the way you think about your life — there was never another way.”


66. “Your new life is going to cost you your old one. It’s going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction. It’s going to cost you relationships and friends. It’s going to cost you being liked and understood. It doesn’t matter. The people who are meant for you are going to meet you on the other side. You’re going to build a new comfort zone around the things that actually move you forward. Instead of being liked, you’re going to be loved. Instead of being understood, you’re going to be seen. All you’re going to lose is what was built for a person you no longer are.”


67. “You will overreact to certain things and even when a problem is solved, you will still panic. This is the mark of trauma.”


68. “What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austen


69. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” –John Ruskin


70. “Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” – Swami Vivekananda


71. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway


72. “From there, start arranging your space so that it works for you, not against you.”


73. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. ”


74. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits. ”


75. “Everything you lose becomes something you are profoundly grateful for. With time, you see that it was not the path. It was what was standing in your way.”


76. “Your subconscious mind is the gatekeeper of your comfort zone.”


77. “It is essential that you learn to take action before you feel like doing it. Taking action builds momentum and creates motivation. These feelings will not come to you spontaneously; you have to generate them. You have to inspire yourself, you have to move. You have to simply begin and allow your life and your energy to reorient itself to prefer the behaviors that are going to move your life forward, not the ones that are keeping you held back.”


78. “Overall, your honest gut instinct won’t ever frighten you into panic. Your gut is always subtle and gentle, even if it’s telling you that something isn’t for you. If your gut wants you to know not to see someone or to stop engaging in a relationship or behavior, the impulse will be quiet. That’s why it’s called the “little voice” within. So easy to miss. So easy to shout over.”


79. “The things you love about others are the things you love about yourself. The things you hate about others are the things you cannot see in yourself.”


80. “Instead of reaching a conclusion about a person based on the limited information you have about them, consider that you’re not seeing the whole picture and don’t know the whole story.”


81. “To have a mountain in front of you does not mean you are fundamentally broken in some way. Everything in nature is imperfect, and it is because of that imperfection that growth is possible. If everything existed in uniformity, the gravity that created the stars and planets and everything that we know would not exist. Without breaks, faults, and gaps, nothing could grow and nothing would become. The fact that you are imperfect is not a sign that you have failed; it is a sign that you are human, and more importantly, it is a sign that you still have more potential within you.”


82. “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings


83. “When we fail out of negligence, we take a step back. When we fail because we are attempting new feats, we take one step closer to what will work.”


84. “It’s not whether you “feel” like putting in the work, but whether or not you do it regardless.”


85. “When life gives you mountains put on your boots and hike.” – Unknown


86. “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride. ”


87. “If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance. ”


88. “What your subconscious mind might want you to know: You are probably expecting outside things to make you feel good rather than relying on changing how you think and what you focus on.”


89. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley


90. “There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” – Alex Lowe


91. “Instead of thinking you are someone who is attractive and successful, learn to think of yourself as someone who is resilient, hungry for new experiences, capable of deeply loving others, and so on.”


92. “Healing requires you to go through the full expression of every emotion that you cut off and buried when you decided you were no longer comfortable with it. Healing requires you to face every ounce of darkness within you, because just beneath what appears to be an impermeable barrier is complete, radical, total freedom. When you are no longer scared to feel anything, when you no longer resist any one part of your life, something magical happens: You find peace.”


93. “The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. ”


94. “And if someday, my sons ask, “Dad, why did you choose to climb?” Smiling, I’ll reply, I climbed so you could fly. ”


95. “The first step in healing anything is taking full accountability. It is no longer being in denial about the honest truth of your life and yourself. It does not matter what your life looks like on the outside; it is how you feel about it on the inside. It is not okay to be constantly stressed, panicked, and unhappy. Something is wrong, and the longer you try to ‘love yourself’ out of realizing this, the longer you are going to suffer.”


96. “I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey


97. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” John Muir perfectly sums up our feelings about these majestic natural wonders. Mountains have always been a source of awe and beauty, and sometimes we don't have the words to capture how much we admire them. Nature quotes can help put into words how much exhilarating it is to look at mountains, climb and hike mountains, ski mountains—and even how much we enjoy them as a powerful metaphor for hard work, exploration, and victory in literature, art, and music. ("Climb Every Mountain" from The Sound of Music, anyone?)


98. “Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.” – Werner Herzog


99. “You do, however, need to understand that the people you spend the most time with will shape your future irrevocably, and so you must choose them wisely.”


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101. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr.


102. “You should thank the people who hurt you most in life because those relationships didn't actually hurt you, they showed you an unhealed part of yourself, a part that was preventing you from being truly loved.”


103. “Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud. ”


104. “Intuitive thoughts usually come out of nowhere; invasive thoughts are usually triggered by external stimuli. Intuitive thoughts don’t need to be grappled with—you have them and then you let them go. Invasive thoughts begin a whole spiral of ideas and fears, making it feel impossible to stop thinking about them. Even when an intuitive thought doesn’t tell you something you like, it never makes you feel panicked. Even if you experience sadness or disappointment, you don’t feel overwhelmingly anxious. Panic is the emotion you experience when you don’t know what to do with a feeling. It is what happens when you have an invasive thought. Intuitive thoughts open your mind to other possibilities; invasive thoughts close your heart and make you feel stuck or condemned.”


105. “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed. ”


106. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay


107. “If you need me, you can find me in the mountains” – Unknown


108. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”– Unknown


109. “What happens when we start to chase what we really want: We resist doing the work that it takes to actually get it because we are so afraid of not having it, any brush with failure makes us rescind our effort and tense up.


110. “The things we lose are not losses. They are entryways. They are the world saying, sometimes sharply, there is something else out there.”


111. “Just as a mountain is formed when two sections of the ground are forced against one another, your mountain will arise out of coexisting but conflicting needs.


112. “Happiness, if you think about it, is the biggest conundrum we face. The pursuit of it is why we do basically everything that we do, and yet, none of that effort is necessary: it’s the simplest choice of changing our state of mind.”


113. “Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek” – John Muir


114. “Women need opportunity and encouragement. If a girl can climb mountains, she can do anything positive within her field of work. ”


115. “You care more about convincing other people you’re okay than actually being okay.”


116. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Rannulph Fiennes


117. “The only time you’re going to really hold onto the past is when you haven’t fully learned from the past. When you have, you can apply those lessons to the present moment and create what you wanted to experience then.”


118. “In reality, self-sabotage is simply the presence of an unconscious need that is being fulfilled by the self-sabotaging behavior.”


119. “You are waiting for someone else to open a door, offer approval, or hand you the life you have been waiting for. We grow up with the illusion that success is what’s handed to people who are most deserving, talented, or privileged. When we arrive, however, we realize it is constructed by those who find an intersection of their interests, passions, skills, and a market gap. Sprinkle on a little bit of persistence, and the only way to fail is to give up. You don’t realize how far you’ve come. You are not the person you were five years ago. You evolve as your self-image does, so make sure that it’s an accurate one. Give yourself credit for everything you’ve overcome that you never thought you would, and everything you’ve built that you never thought you could. You’ve come so much farther than you think, and you’re so much closer than you realize.”


120. “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. ”


121. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Having self-defeating thoughts that hold you back from doing what you want. What your subconscious mind might want you to know: Being mean to yourself first will not make it hurt less if other people judge or reject you, though that is why you are using this defense mechanism. Thinking the worst of yourself is a way of trying to numb yourself to what you really fear, which is that someone else could say those things about you. What you don’t realize is that you’re acting as your own bully and enemy by doing it to yourself. What could someone else’s judgment realistically do to your life? Honestly, it could stop you from pursuing your dreams, ambitions, and personal happiness. And that’s exactly what you’re doing when you stay fixated on those damaging ideas. It’s time to get out of your own way.”


122. “Your first and most crucial task is your commitment to your own becoming. It is from this garden that all else is harvested. Your first purpose is just to be here. To be weird and ordinary and exceptional. To think and feel and know and wonder. To build yourself into a person you are proud to be, even if nobody else is clapping.”


123. “The mountain decides whether you climb or not. The art of mountaineering is knowing when to go, when to stay, and when to retreat”


124. “Triggers are not random; they are showing you where you are either most wounded or primed for growth. If we can see these triggers as signals that are trying to help us put our attention toward some part of our lives that needs healing, health, and progress, we can begin to see them as helpful instead of hurtful.”


125. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet. ”


126. “Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable.” – Jon Krakauer


127. “The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls.” – Lori Lansens


128. “What a glorious greeting the sun gives the mountains” – John Muir


129. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass.”


130. “If you want to change your life, you need to make tiny, nearly undetectable decisions every hour of every day until those choices are habituated. Then, you’ll just continue to do them.”


131. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri


132. “Self-sabotage is not a way we hurt ourselves; it’s a way we try to protect ourselves.”


133. “Regardless, chronic fearful thinking often comes back down to feeling the need to focus our energy and attention on a potential threat so we can protect ourselves from it.”


134. “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace. ”


135. “The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho


136. “Self-sabotage is what happens when we refuse to consciously meet our innermost needs, often because we do not believe we are capable of handling them.”


137. “You are not too broken to find someone who actually wants you, and when you begin to recognize that you are worthy of being committed to, you’ll start choosing partners who do just that.”


138. “To everyone who is pursuing the life of their dreams: keep going. There is no path that comes without some friction. There is nothing you can do that will not challenge you and change you”


139. “Enjoying life in the snow lane.”


140. “We are not held back in life because we are incapable of making change. We are held back because we don’t feel like making change, and so we don’t.”


141. “As scary as it might be to not be great at something initially, or perhaps even experience a loss, it is even worse to fail by virtue of never trying and always playing small. Failure is inevitable, but you have to make sure it’s happening for the right reasons.”


142. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Eating poorly when you don’t want to. What your subconscious mind might want you to know: You are doing too much, or you’re not giving yourself enough rest and nourishment. You are being too extreme. This is why your body is requiring that you continue to fuel it. Alternatively, it could be that you are emotionally hungry, and because you are not giving yourself the true experiences you crave, you are satisfying your “hunger” another way.”


143. “Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack


144. “When we have a goal, dream, or plan, there is no measure of intent. It is only whether you did it or did not. Any other reason you offer for not showing up and doing the work is simply you stating that you prioritize that reason over your ultimate ambition, which means that it will always take precedence in your life.”


145. “Intuitive thoughts show you how to respond; invasive thoughts demand that you react.”


146. “You are trying to care about everything. Your willpower is a limited resource. You only have so much in a day. Rather than using it to try to become good at everything, decide what matters most to you. Focus your attention on that, and let everything else slip away.”


147. “Go wild, for a while” – Unknown


148. “Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it. ”


149. “the people you spend the most time with will shape your future irrevocably, and so you must choose them wisely.”


150. “You may feel as though you cannot take action, when you most certainly can. You simply do not feel willing, because you are not used to it.”


151. “Go where you feel most alive.”


152. “You don’t realize how far you’ve come. You are not the person you were five years ago. You evolve as your self-image does, so make sure that it’s an accurate one. Give yourself credit for everything you’ve overcome that you never thought you would, and everything you’ve built that you never thought you could. You’ve come so much farther than you think, and you’re so much closer than you realize.”


153. “Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practise my religion. ” – Anatoli Boukreev


154. “To everyone who is pursuing the life of their dreams: keep going. There is no path that comes without some friction. There is nothing you can do that will not challenge you and change you.”


155. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small, Jeff says. They help me sort out what’s important in life”. ― Mark Obmascik (Halfway to Heaven)


156. “All I need is a mountain breeze and tall trees.”


157. “You have to remember that your feelings, while valid, are not often real. They are not always accurate reflections of reality. They are, however, always accurate reflections of our thoughts.”


158. “Though we live in an age where people tend to tell us that we should be entirely self-sufficient, and to want or need another person’s presence, validation, or company is a sign of self-insufficiency, that is not an accurate portrayal of what it means to be human, and it severely overlooks the reality of human nature and connection. Though many people are codependent and lean far too heavily on others to give them a sense of safety and self, leaning too far the other way—where you believe that you don’t need anyone or anything and that you can do everything yourself—is not healthy, either. They are two opposite manifestations of the same wounds,”


159. “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed”. – Jon Krakauer


160. “Though we live in an age where people tend to tell us that we should be entirely self-sufficient, and to want or need another person’s presence, validation, or company is a sign of self-insufficiency, that is not an accurate portrayal of what it means to be human, and it severely overlooks the reality of human nature and connection.”


161. “There is nothing that makes us more insecure than hanging around what isn’t right for us. There’s nothing that will collapse faster. There’s nothing that will bring us inner turmoil quite like it.”


162. “Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. ”


163. “Happiness is not something you can chase. It is something you have to allow. This likely will come as a surprise to many people, as the world is so adamant about everything from positive psychology to motivational Pinterest boards. But happiness is not something you can coach yourself into. Happiness is your natural state. That means you will return to it on your own if you allow the other feelings you want to experience to come up, be felt, be processed, and not resisted. The less you resist your unhappiness, the happier you will be. It is often just trying too hard to feel one certain way that sets us up for failure.”


164. “People who are constantly “busy” are running from themselves. Nobody is “busy” unless they want to be busy, and you will know that because so many people with extremely hectic schedules would never describe themselves that way. This is because being “busy” is not a virtue; it only signals to others that you do not know how to manage your time or your tasks.”


165. “The reality is that inner peace is the true happiness, and everything else is just a false means of trying to convince yourself that you are “okay.” Think about it this way: What do you typically imagine will bring you happiness? Money, a relationship, a promotion? What happens when you achieve those things? Consistently, throughout all of humankind, the answer is the same: You return to your baseline. This is because this kind of happiness is not real. It is only being completely at peace with whenever you are in any given day that you will find a genuine sense of wonder, presence, and joy.”


166. “When you stand at the bottom of the mountain and look up at the mountaintop, the path looks hard and stony, and the top is obscured by clouds


167. “I see every person as a mountain of sorts; we can see how they look from afar, but will never know them until we explore.” – We Dream of Travel


168. “The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life


169. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ”


170. “Emotions are temporary, but behaviors are permanent. You are always responsible for how you choose to act.”


171. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss


172. “Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through, the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak. ”


173. “Feelings do not inform you of the right decision to make. Right decisions create the right feelings.”


174. “Usually when we have a problem that is circumstantial, we are facing the reality of life. When we have a problem that is chronic, we are facing the reality of ourselves.”


175. “Preparing for radical change One of the biggest reasons that people avoid doing important internal work is that they recognize if they heal themselves, their lives will change—sometimes drastically. If they come to terms with how unhappy they are, it means that they will have to temporarily be more uncomfortable, ashamed, or scared while they start all over.”


176. “It’s not whether you 'feel' like putting in the work, but whether or not you do it regardless.”


177. “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. ”


178. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child


179. “To do your inner work means to evaluate why something triggered you, why something is upsetting you, what your life is trying to show you, and the ways you could grow from these experiences. Truly powerful people absorb what has happened to them and sort of metabolize it. They use it as an opportunity to learn, to develop themselves. This type of inner mental and emotional work is non-negotiable if you want to be truly powerful.”


180. “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view. ”


181. “Self-sabotage is when you have two conflicting desires. One is conscious, one is unconscious. You know how you want to move your life forward, and yet you are still, for some reason, stuck.”


182. “To have a mountain in front of you does not mean you are fundamentally broken in some way. Everything in nature is imperfect, and it is because of that imperfection that growth is possible.”


183. “We don’t reach a breaking point because one or two things go wrong. We reach a breaking point when we finally accept that the problem isn’t how the world is; it is how we are. This is a beautiful reckoning to have. Ayodeji Awosika describes his own like this: “You must find the purest, purest, purest form of being fed up. Make it hurt. I literally screamed, ‘I’m not going to fucking live like this anymore!’” Human beings are guided by comfort. They stay close to what feels familiar and reject what doesn’t, even if it’s objectively better for them. Be this as it is, most people do not actually change their lives until not changing becomes the less comfortable option. This means that they do not actually embrace the difficulty of altering their habits until they simply do not have another choice. Staying where they are is not viable. They can no longer even pretend that it is desirable in any way. They are, quite honestly, less at rock bottom and more stuck between a rock that’s impinging on”


184. “Your emotional backlog is like your email inbox. When you experience emotions, it’s as though you’re getting little messages from your body stacking up one at a time. If you don’t ever open them, you end up with 1,000+ notifications deep, totally overlooking crucial information and important insights that you need to move your life forward.”


185. “The lingering is what is keeping you stuck.”


186. “Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed. ”


187. “Extrapolation is when we take our current circumstances and then project them out into the future. Ryan Holiday says it best: “This moment is not my life. It is a moment in my life.” Extrapolation makes us think that we are the sum of our past or current experiences, that whatever stressors or anxieties we are currently experiencing are ones that we will grapple with for the rest of our lives. Unable to see through the problem at hand, we assume it will never resolve itself. Unfortunately, this can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we are so easily defeated and exhausted by the idea that we will never get over our problems, then we make it more likely that we will hang onto them instead of logically trying to resolve them, for a lot more time than is necessary.”


188. “If your subconscious core commitment is to be loved by others, your need is self-love.”


189. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books. ”


190. “On the surface, self-sabotage seems masochistic. It appears to be a product of self-hatred, low confidence, or a lack of willpower. In reality, self-sabotage is simply the presence of an unconscious need that is being fulfilled by the self-sabotaging behavior. To overcome this, we must go through a process of deep psychological excavation. We must pinpoint the traumatic event, release unprocessed emotions, find healthier ways to meet our needs, reinvent our self-image, and develop principles such as emotional intelligence and resilience.”


191. “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books”


192. ”Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion. ”


193. “Things are very often not quite what they seem. Losses are often the most important turning points, pain often the most effective teacher, fear the most poignant informant for what we really care about.”


194. “There is a difference between being passionately committed to something and feeling obligated to outperform everyone else. One is healthy; the other is not.”


195. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. ”


196. “What you believe about your life is what you will make true about your life.”


197. “The thing is that there are millions of scary things that can happen to us in our lives. That is true for everyone. When we are hung up on one scary thing over another, it’s not because it’s a more imminent or likely threat; it’s because we are less convinced we would be able to respond to it. To heal, we don’t need to avoid it. We need to develop logic to see situations for what they are and respond appropriately to them. So often in life, our biggest anxiety comes not from what’s actually happening, but how we think about what is happening. In that, we reclaim our emotional freedom and power.”


198. “You are showing up as you are today and taking what’s yours, not what belongs to some imaginary version of yourself. Not what you think the world thinks you’re worthy of. You, here, now. That is the true healing.”


199. “Not everyone will like you. Not everyone will be kind to you. Not everyone will agree with you. That does not mean you have to be unkind in return.”


200. “There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest. ”


201. “Take a piece of paper and a pen, and write down everything you aren’t happy with. Write down, very specifically, every single problem you face. If you are struggling with finances, you need a very clear picture of what’s wrong. Write down every debt, every bill, every asset, and every bit of income. If you are struggling with self-image, write down exactly what you dislike about yourself. If it is anxiety, write down everything that bothers or upsets you.”


202. “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.” – Jon Krakauer


203. “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up”


204. “The hardest mountain to climb is the one within”


205. “Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.” – Charles Lindbergh


206. “If you deny and reject any kind of real challenge in your life, your brain will compensate by creating a problem to overcome. Except this time, there won’t be any reward at the end. It will just be you battling you for the rest of your life.”


207. “It is not okay to be constantly stressed, panicked, and unhappy. Something is wrong, and the longer you try to “love yourself” out of realizing this, the longer you are going to suffer.”


208. “Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ”


209. “or their real desire is to be recognized for their art, and as this feels too unlikely to ever happen, they fall back on a secondary dream that doesn’t actually motivate them.”


210. “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. ”


211. “Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” –Andy Andrews


212. “You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high. ”


213. “Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.”


214. “The truth is that we actually do not accomplish great feats when we are anxious about whether or not what we do will indeed be something impressive and world-changing. We accomplish these sorts of things when we simply show up and allow ourselves to create something meaningful and important to us.”


215. “When you habituate yourself to do things that move your life forward, you call them skills. When they hold your life back, you call them self-sabotage.”


216. “It’s not radical moments of action that give us long-lasting, permeating change—it’s the restructuring of our habits.”


217. “I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so grateful to be there”


218. “Fear is not going to protect you. Action is. Worrying is not going to protect you. Preparing is. Overthinking is not going to protect you. Understanding is. When we hold onto fear and pain after something traumatic has passed, we do it as a sort of safety net. We falsely believe that if we constantly remind ourselves of all the terrible things that we didn’t see coming, we can avoid them. Not only does this not work, but it also makes you less efficient at responding to them if they do.”


219. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service


220. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold


221. “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. ”


222. “Going to the mountains is like going home” – John Muir


223. “If you want to change your life, you need to make tiny, nearly undetectable decisions every hour of every day until those choices are habituated. Then you’ll just continue to do them.”


224. “In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.” – Rusty Baille


225. “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure” – Unknown


226. “Holding on will not make something come back. In my experience, it actually pushes it farther away. You cannot go back and undo what’s done, my friends. You can only move forward. And if your deepest compulsions and instincts tell you that you’re meant to be with that person or doing that thing, you should let go and move forth and see how life takes you there. Clearly, things aren’t going according to your desired plan already, so why not throw caution to the wind and see where you end up.”


227. “You’re putting your head in the sand. You don’t know basic facts about your life, like how much debt you have or what other people in your field are being paid for similar work. When you get into an argument, you run away until you forget rather than talking about what’s wrong and coming up with a solution. In other words, you are in denial, and so any hope of healing is futile.”


228. “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” -Brooke Hampton


229. “Perfectionism holds us back from showing up and trying, or really doing the important work of our lives. This happens because when we are afraid of failing, or feeling vulnerable, or not being as good as we want others to think we are, we end up avoiding the work that is required to actually become that good. We sabotage ourselves because it is the willingness to show up and simply do it, again and again and again, that ultimately brings us to a place of mastery.”


230. “The right partner makes your life take off, not settle down. The right partner doesn’t change you – you change yourself when you feel free enough to be loved for who you really are.”


231. “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir


232. “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks. ”


233. “The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.“– Robert M. Pirsig


234. “Powerful people are not delusional. They do not believe they are perfect all the time at everything. This is not what makes them mentally strong. Instead, powerful people are very aware of their varying strengths and weaknesses.”


235. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. ” – Dag Hammarskjold


236. “What is not right for you does not remain with you because you don’t want it, and so you don’t choose it. You step away when you are ready, you let go when you are able, and you realize, all along, that all you were really in love with was a little trick of the light that made you feel safe.”


237. “Much like nature, life is very often working in our favor, even when it seems like we are only being faced with adversity, discomfort, and change.”


238. “Your anxiety around the issue that you’re self-sabotaging is usually a reflection of your limiting belief.”


239. “Sometimes, we sabotage our relationships because what we really want is to find ourselves, though we are afraid to be alone.”


240. “The habits and behaviors you can’t stop engaging in—no matter how destructive or limiting they may be—are intelligently designed by your subconscious to meet an unfulfilled need, displaced emotion, or neglected desire.”


241. “When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time.” – Catherine Pulsifer


242. “Your mountain is the block between you and the life you want to live. Facing it is also the only path to your freedom and becoming. You are here because a trigger showed you to your wound, and your wound will show you to your path, and your path will show you to your destiny”


243. “As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get: Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it. ”


244. “Human beings are hardwired for connection to others and to a group.”


245. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wears you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe”


246. “Accomplishing goals is not success. How much you expand in the process is.”


247. “Your thoughts and actions are like stones in the water: They create a ripple effect. The point of meditation is to make yourself quiet enough so that the water comes back to its natural stillness. You don’t have to force the water to be still. It does it on its own when you stop interrupting it.”


248. “I’ve realised that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.” – Andrew Garfield


249. “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem – he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.” – William Arthur Ward


250. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”


251. “Remember this: The next time you’re trying to craft a glow up story that is compelling to others, ask yourself why you are still waiting for their approval. The answer, almost always, is that you still do not have your own.”


252. “If you try to fix the problem on the surface, you will always come up against a wall. This is because you’re trying to rip off a Band-Aid before you have a strategy to heal the wound.”


253. “You are going to have to decide that you love yourself too much to stop settling for less than what you really deserve. If you think that you could be doing better in life, you might be right. If you think that there is more that you are here to accomplish, you might be right. If you think that you are not being your authentic self, you might be right.”


254. “The very act of holding these fearful thoughts within our minds is exactly how the fear is controlling us in the first place. It is derailing our lives right now, because we are channeling our energy into something that is outside of our control, as opposed to using it for everything that is actually within our control—the habits, actions, and behaviors that would actually move our lives forward.”


255. “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir


256. “A little more altitude, a little less attitude” – Unknown


257. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life. ”


258. “Be like a mountain, aim to touch the sky but stay rooted to the ground”


259. “Self-sabotage is very often the simple product of unfamiliarity, and it is because anything that is foreign, no matter how good, will also be uncomfortable until it is also familiar.”


260. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain. ”


261. “Give yourself space to experience the depth of your emotions so that they do not control your behaviours.”


262. “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


263. “Your mountain is the block between you and the life you want to live. Facing it is also the only path to your freedom and becoming.


264. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.”― Mark Obmascik


265. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” – John Amatt


266. “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.” – Victoria Erikson


267. “Over every mountain, there is a pass, although it may not be seen from the valley”


268. “Being busy communicates importance; it often makes you seem a little untouchable to others. It also overwhelms the body so that it can only focus on the tasks at hand. Being busy is the ultimate way to distract ourselves from what’s really wrong.”


269. “I thought becoming myself was improving each part piece by piece. But it was finding a hidden wholeness, seeing the fractures, as the design.”


270. “The things that are bothering you most right now are not external forces trying to torture you for the sake of it—they are your own mind identifying what in your life can be fixed, changed, and transformed.”


271. “Most people prioritize being liked over being happy. Likability is very much about how you fit into someone else’s projection of themselves, so being disliked is somewhat inevitable. Choose your happiness.”


272. “I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain. ”


273. “Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years. ”


274. “Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!”


275. “People with high emotional intelligence are often able to better get along with different types of people, feel more contentment and satisfaction in their everyday lives, and consistently take time to process and express their authentic feelings.”


276. “In addition, an inability to process your emotions means you get stuck with them. You sit and dwell on your anger and sadness because you don’t know how to make them go away. When we can only process half of our emotions, we ultimately only live half of the life we really want to.”


277. “This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” – Bridget Asher


278. “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us”. – John Muir


279. “Life is better when you’re surrounded by your best friends in the mountains.”


280. “Don’t ever get so hung up on plans and dreams and goals that you forget to leave room for the magical unknown. Don’t forget that there are things out there so good, you wouldn’t think to ask for them.”


281. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ”


282. “Likewise, our ability to feel the depth and beauty of life is capable of expanding forever inward if we are willing to take our problems and see them as catalysts.”


283. “Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit


284. “Letting go is as effortless as an exhale. You do it all the time. There are thousands of things you’ve simply re-leased into the night, that ended the moment you fell asleep and your eyes opened again in the morning. There are so many thoughts, fears, beliefs, items, relationships, choices, decisions, feelings that you have simply let go. I hope you will recognize that release is part of your system, it’s not something you have to force yourself to do. It’s something you practice with the little things, so when the big things come, you’re ready.”


285. “If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.”— Vera Nazarian


286. “You have to remember that your feelings while valid are not often real. They are not always accurate reflections of reality. They are however always accurate reflections of our thoughts. Our thoughts change our feelings, our thoughts do not change our instincts.”


287. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” – Michael Kennedy


288. “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” – Janice Anderson


289. “Be willing to see the impossible change. Consider things you never have before. Blow the lid off your life.”


290. “The worst happened, and then it passed. You lost the person you thought you couldn’t live without and then you kept living. You lost your job then found another one. You began to realize that ‘safety’ isn’t in certainty—but in faith that you can simply keep going.”


291. “Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.”


292. “most people do not actually change their lives until not changing becomes the less comfortable option.”


293. “You can screw up your dream relationship just as quickly as you can a hook up, because the way you relate to others is an issue with you, not something that shifts depending on whether or not you meet the most perfect person who never triggers or annoys you and relates to you with unconditional positive regard. You can be just as unhappy in your ideal job, with your perfect hours, at your most desired pay rate, if you don’t know how to ration your time, relate to others in your workplace, or move your career forward. People who are “living their dreams” and “following their passion” can be just as unhappy as people who are not. If you don’t have principles, your life is not going to get better. Problems are only going to follow you and get bigger as your life does.”


294. “Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.” – William Arthur Ward


295. “The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call. ”


296. “Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin


297. “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.” – Munia Khan


298. “Hike more. Worry Less.”– Unknown


299. “We are making decisions based on how we imagine people view our lives, not how they actually are.”


300. “People cannot transmute emotions, which is interesting to consider when you realize how utterly consumed the human race is with the concept of getting other people to love us.”


301. “It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali


302. “Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur. ”


303. “Think of microshifts as tiny increments of change in your day-to-day life. A microshift is changing what you eat for one part of one meal just one time. Then it’s doing that a second time and a third. Before you even realize what’s happening, you’ve adopted a pattern of behavior. What you do every single day accounts for the quality of your life and the degree of your success. It’s not whether you “feel” like putting in the work, but whether or not you do it regardless.”


304. “You know when people reference knowing something “deep down?” They say things like: “I’m worried, but deep down, I know it’s going to be okay.” Or, “I’m angry at him, but deep down, I know he loves me.” What do you think they are referencing? Where is deep down? They’re talking about the place within them that has an infinite wisdom, a better understanding, and a more insightful perspective of what’s going on. It isn’t shaken by the stressors or fears that the mind wants to offer.”


305. “If we just sit around hoping, wishing, and wondering if our dreams will come true, they won’t. But if we have a dream and back it with faith and action, mountains will crumble, doors will open, and people will show up to help.” David DeNotaris


306. “The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.” ― Thomas Wolfe


307. “Sadness only becomes problematic when we do not allow ourselves to go through the natural phases of grief. Sadness does not release itself all at once. In fact, we often find that it happens in waves, some of which strike us at unexpected times.”


308. “If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.” – Wilfrid Noyce


309. “The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.” — Paulo Coelho


310. How wild it was to let it be. ”


311. “The thing is that there are millions of scary things that can happen to us in our lives. That is true for everyone. When we are hung up on one scary thing over another, it’s not because it’s a more imminent or likely threat; it’s because we are less convinced we would be able to respond to it.


312. “When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time. ”


313. “You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down. ”


314. “If we have treated others unfairly, we must be able to admit, apologize, and correct that behavior.”


315. “Human beings are guided by comfort. They stay close to what feels familiar and reject what doesn’t, even if it’s objectively better for them.”


316. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”


317. “Being in love with somebody that you only used to know is like falling in love with a book (which sounds like a dumb example but people really do fall in love with them). The point is: You can love it all you want, but it’s a story that runs parallel to yours. At the end of the day it’s static. It’s memory. It’s a sentence and you can’t change it. It ends how it ends. It says what it says.”


318. “You’re blindly chasing goals without asking yourself why you want those things. If you are doing “everything you are supposed to be doing” and yet you feel empty and depressed at the end of the day, the issue is probably that you’re not really doing what you want to be doing; you’ve just adopted someone else’s script for happiness.”


319. “Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.”


320. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. ”


321. “You must change completely, never to be the same again. The mountain that stands in front of you is the calling of your life, your purpose for being here, and your path finally made clear. One day, this mountain will be behind you, but who you become in the process of getting over it will stay with you always. In the end, it is not the mountain that you must master, but yourself.”


322. “What isn’t right for you will never remain in your life. There is no job, person, or city that you can force to be right for you if it is not, though you can pretend for a while. You can play games with yourself, you can justify and make ultimatums. You can say you’ll try just a little longer, and you can make excuses for why things aren’t working out right now. The truth is that what is right for you will come to you and stay with you and won’t stray from you for long. The truth is that when something is right for you, it brings you clarity, and when something is wrong for you, it brings you confusion.”


323. “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon


324. “When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May


325. “The first step to becoming your most powerful self is to literally envision that person. Don’t take yourself out of your current context, either. Begin to ask yourself: What would the most powerful version of me do right now? What would they do with this day? How would they respond to this challenge? How would they move forward? How would they think? What would they feel?”


326. “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran


327. “You are more aware of what you don’t want than what you do. You spend more of your time worrying, ruminating, and focusing on what you hope doesn’t happen than you do imagining, strategizing, and planning for what you do.”


328. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers. ”


329. “Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained. ”


330. “Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.” – Dale T. Mortensen


331. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ”


332. “When we hold onto fear and pain after something traumatic has passed, we do it as a sort of safety net. We falsely believe that if we constantly remind ourselves of all the terrible things that we didn’t see coming, we can avoid them. Not only does this not work, but it also makes you less efficient at responding to them if they do. Because most of the time, you’re so busy worrying about monsters in the closet, you forget to address the actual things that will erode you over time: your health, your relationships, your long-term vision, your finances, your thoughts.”


333. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to your emotions in an enlightened and healthy way.”


334. “The point of anything is not what you get from having done it, it's who you become from having gone through it.”


335. “This is the most common way that people sabotage their own success: by maintaining habits that are actively keeping them away from their goals.”


336. “When we self-sabotage, it is often because we have a negative association between achieving the goal we aspire to and being the kind of person who has or does that thing.”


337. “Happiness is something that we have to consciously choose; otherwise we'd create the reality that we subconsciously think we deserve.”


338. “„he first step to becoming your most powerful self is to literally envision that person. Don’t take yourself out of your current context, either. Begin to ask yourself: What would the most powerful version of me do right now? What would they do with this day? How would they respond to this challenge? How would they move forward? How would they think? What would they feel?”


339. “If you want to master your life, you have to learn to organize your feelings. By becoming aware of them, you can trace them back to the thought process that prompted them, and from there you can decide whether or not the idea is an actual threat or concern, or a fabrication of your reptilian mind just trying to keep you alive.”


340. “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. ”


341. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake


342. “A veces saboteamos nuestras relaciones porque en realidad lo que queremos es encontrarnos a”


343. “So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear.” – Wu Ming-Yi


344. “I’m of the belief that in fulfilling our deepest potential, the greatest rewards come less from outcomes and more from who we must become in order to achieve what we know we are truly capable of.”


345. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. ”


346. “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them. ”


347. “It is healthy to be angry, and anger can also show us important aspects of who we are and what we care about. For example, anger shows us where our boundaries are. Anger also helps us identify what we find to be unjust.”


348. “There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings. ”


349. “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it. ”


350. “Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” – Andy Andrews


351. “Let’s be clear about something: To put an end to your self-sabotaging behavior absolutely means that change is on the horizon. Your new life is going to cost you your old one. It’s going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction. It’s going to cost you relationships and friends. It’s going to cost you being liked and understood. It doesn’t matter. The people who are meant for you are going to meet you on the other side. You’re going to build a new comfort zone around the things that actually move you forward. Instead of being liked, you’re going to be loved. Instead of being understood, you’re going to be seen. All you’re going to lose is what was built for a person you no longer are. Remaining attached to your old life is the first and final act of self-sabotage, and releasing it is what we must prepare for to truly be willing to see real change.”


352. “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves. ”“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves”. – Lito Tejada-Flores


353. “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you. ”


354. “It’s no longer about the great ideas you had about how to change your business; it’s about whether or not you did.”


355. “It is terrifying to pursue your dreams, pour your heart into your work, love with everything you’ve got, be vulnerable, risk it all, live outside the lines, find peace without having every answer. It is far more terrifying not to.”


356. “The great thing about reaching the top of the mountain is realising that there’s space for more than one person. And you’re now in the prime position to help others up.” – We Dream of Travel


357. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was. ”


358. “What you have to realize is that money and success are tools. They buy you back time and offer you the opportunity to help, employ, influence, and change the lives of others.”


359. “Your instinct doesn’t exist to ensure you feel comfortable and ecstatic at all hours of the day. It moves you toward what you’re meant to do, because it shows you where your interests, skills, and desires intersect.”


360. “Without breaks, faults, and gaps, nothing could grow and nothing would become.”


361. “This is because the outcomes of life are not governed by passion, they are governed by principle.”


362. “When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.” – Dan May


363. “However, psychic thinking, or the idea that your feelings are premonitions, that you can “just know” what the future will hold, or that your fate is somewhere set in stone for you, makes you mentally weak. It places you in the passenger’s seat when you need to be behind the wheel. When you are engaging in psychic thinking, you’re extrapolating. You’re taking a single feeling or experience and making a long-term prediction about your life. It is not only false; it often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Stop trying to predict what you can’t know, and start putting your energy toward building what you can. You and your life will be better for it.”


364. “In the mountains, you are sometimes invited, sometimes tolerated, and sometimes told to go home. ”


365. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain”. – Jack Kerouac


366. “The objective of being human is to grow. We see this reflected back to us in every part of life. Species reproduce, DNA evolves to eliminate certain strands and develop new ones, and the edges of the universe are expanding forever outward. Likewise, our ability to feel the depth and beauty of life is capable of expanding forever inward if we are willing to take our problems and see them as catalysts. Forests need fires to do this, volcanoes need implosions, stars need collapse, and human beings often need to be faced with no other option but to change before they really do.”


367. “Human life is far more important than getting to the top of a mountain. ”


368. “If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” – Vera Nazarian


369. “You realize that nothing will save you, and so you must begin the work of saving yourself, which is the entire purpose of your life.”


370. “Everything in nature is imperfect, and it is because of that imperfection that growth is possible. If everything existed in uniformity, the gravity that created the stars and planets and everything that we know would not exist.”


371. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains. ”


372. “Define health on your own terms. What does a healthy life look like for you? How would it make you feel, and what would you be doing?”


373. “Get a plan, because plans fix problems Mentally strong people are planners. They think ahead. They prepare. They do what’s best for the long-term outcome. You might think that this disconnects them from the moment, but the opposite is true. Worrying disconnects you from the moment. Overthinking disconnects you from the moment. When you are consistently sidelined from your own anxiety, it’s because you don’t have a plan regarding the thing that’s making you scared.”


374. “The coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all others of their kind in America, or indeed the world, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on. ”


375. “You can leave the country, get remarried, build a whole new career, date 12 other people, find an entirely new friend group, feel happier and more fulfilled than ever, and still grieve for what your younger self went through. Even though you’re different on the outside, that part of you still very much exists within. That younger self doesn’t just want you to keep walking; it wants you to turn around and acknowledge it. You will, with time. You are not wrong or broken for feeling the way that you do. You responded to your circumstances as any healthy person would have. If anyone else was in your shoes, they would have reacted the exact same way. They would feel the exact same way. You were a healthy person who went through something traumatic and responded accordingly. You are someone who moved on because they had to, but who wasn’t sick enough to disassociate entirely from the past.”


376. “To truly heal, you are going to have to change the way you think. You are going to have to become very conscious of negative and false beliefs and start shifting to a mindset that actually serves you.”


377. “You spend more time trying to impress people who don’t like you than you spend with people who love you for who you are.”


378. “Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.” – Bradley Chicho


379. “We do not have to live the rest of our lives trying to achieve some measure of success we thought was ideal when we were too young to understand who we even were. Our only responsibility is to make decisions for the person we have become.”


380. “How wild it was to let it be.” – Cheryl Strayed


381. “There’s no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It’s experiencing the climb itself – in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue – that has to be the goal. ”


382. “If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man. ”


383. “The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. ”


384. “The way to stop hate is to stop hating. Be better. Never stop seeking the extraordinary. Never fail to forget your role as a creator of your own life.


385. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”


386. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Ascribing intent or worrying that things are about you when they aren’t. What your subconscious mind might want you to know: You think about yourself too often. Other people’s lives do not revolve around you, nor do their thoughts.”


387. “In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.”– Robert Green Ingersoll


388. “What happens when we start to chase what we really want: We resist doing the work that it takes to actually get it because we are so afraid of not having it, any brush with failure makes us rescind our effort and tense up. When we go so long not having what we really want, we create subconscious associations between having it and “being bad,” because we have judged others for having it. When we get it, we fear losing it so badly that we push it away from ourselves so as to not have to withstand the pain. We are so deeply enmeshed in the mental state of “wanting,” we cannot shift to a state of “having.”


389. “Hike more. Worry Less.”


390. “You will never find peace standing in the ruins of what you used to be. You can only move on if you start building something new.”


391. “There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime. ”


392. “Stop searching for happiness in the same place you lost it. Change is not dismantling the old, it's building the new.”


393. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top” – Unknown


394. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammerskjold


395. “And into the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir


396. “The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down. ”


397. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Mindlessly scrolling through social media as a way to pass the time.


398. “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.” – Robert Macfarlane


399. “Nobody cries at a funeral because the world will be missing out on another pretty face. They cry because the world is missing another heart, another soul, another person. Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on what will actually matter: creating something that lasts far beyond your body.”


400. “Don't ever get so hung up on plans and dreams and goals that you forget to leave room for the magical unknown. Don't forget that there are things out there so good, you wouldn't think to ask for them.”


401. “Nothing will save you, and so you must begin the work of saving yourself, which is the entire purpose of your life.”


402. “Our only responsibility is to make decisions for the person we have become.”


403. “It is very hard to show up as the person you want to be when you are surrounded by an environment that makes you feel like a person you aren’t.”


404. “In uprooting, you are not allowing yourself to blossom; you are only comfortable with the process of sprouting.”


405. “Validating someone’s feelings doesn’t mean you agree with them. It doesn’t mean you concede that they are correct. It doesn’t mean that those feelings are the healthiest; it doesn’t mean they are informed by logic. Validating feelings does not mean you make them more true; it means you remind someone that it is human to feel things they don’t always understand.”


406. “To change the world, you must be different than the world. To lead, you must go first. You must divert from the common path, you must navigate unmapped terrain.”


407. “At our most instinctive, physiological level, “change” translates to something dangerous and potentially life-threatening. No wonder why we build our own cages and stay in them, even though there’s no lock on the door. Trying to shock yourself into a new life isn’t going to work, and that’s why it hasn’t yet. You don’t need to wait until you feel like changing to start changing. All you need is to make one microshift at a time and then let the energy and momentum build.”


408. “You won’t find reasonable men at the top of tall mountains”


409. “A younger me needed to climb every mountain. The older me says they photograph better from the bottom.” – We Dream of Travel


410. “You will become who you are after you have been lost and recovered time and time again– you will turn up without pieces that needed to be shredded and with new discoveries that will give you a stepping stone to move forward on.”


411. “In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. ”


412. “Wake up, it’s adventure and coffee time.”


413. “When we are in denial, we tend to go into “blame” mode. We look for anyone or anything to explain why we are the way we are.”


414. “I like geography best because your mountains & rivers know the secret; Pay no attention to borders.” – Brian Andreas


415. “If you take the first step today, you have already changed your life. If you are willing to see your life change, it is already different.”


416. Progress Happens in Microshifts


417. “Other people are not here to love us perfectly; they are here to teach us lessons to show us how to love them—and ourselves—better.”


418. “Problems don't inherently make you a stronger person unless you change and adapt”


419. “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains. ”


420. “When it comes to self-sabotaging behaviors, you have to understand that sometimes, it’s easy to get attached to having problems. Being successful can make you less liked. Finding love can make you more vulnerable. Making yourself less attractive can guard you. Playing small allows you to avoid scrutiny. Procrastinating puts you back in a place of comfort. All the ways in which you are self-sabotaging are actually ways that you are feeding a need you probably do not even realize you have.”


421. “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” – Unknown


422. “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.” – William Arthur Ward


423. “I am never lost in the mountains, its where I find myself.”


424. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.


425. “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains. ”


426. “Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.” – Unknown


427. “One day, the mountain that was in fount of you will be so far behind you, it will barely be visible in the distance. But who you become in learning to climb it? That will stay with you forever. That is the point of the mountain.”


428. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” – Conrad Anker


429. “Rock bottom becomes a turning point because it is only at that point that most people think: I never want to feel this way again.”


430. “You don’t need to wait until you feel like changing to start changing. All you need is to make one microshift at a time and then let the energy and momentum build.”


431. “Intuitive thoughts help you understand what you’re thinking and feeling; invasive thoughts assume what other people are thinking and feeling.”


432. “For most people, the abstract fear is really a representation of a legitimate fear. Because it would be too scary to actually dwell on the real fear, we project those feelings onto issues or circumstances that are less likely to occur. If the situation has an extremely low likelihood of becoming reality, it therefore becomes a “safe” thing to worry about, because subconsciously, we already know it isn’t going to happen. Therefore, we have an avenue to express our feelings without actually endangering ourselves.”


433. “Nature is my springboard. From her, I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms. ”


434. “Making big, sweeping changes is not difficult because we are flawed, incompetent beings. It’s difficult because we are not meant to live outside of our comfort zones. If you want to change your life, you need to make tiny, nearly undetectable decisions every hour of every day until those choices are habituated. Then you’ll just continue to do them.”


435. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir


436. “Love someone because their soul inspires you, not because you’re interested in the relief from loneliness and companionship they can provide. Anybody can do that. Not just anybody can show you to yourself.”


437. “I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm. ”


438. “They understand that life requires growth, and when that growth stagnates, discomfort begins to arise.”


439. “You must envision and become one with your future self, the hero of your life that is going to lead you from here. The task in front of you is silent, simple, and monumental. It is a feat most do not ever get to the point of attempting. You must now learn agility, resilience, and self-understanding. You must change completely, never to be the same again.”


440. “New change creates


441. “Life’s a climb but the view is great.”


442. “You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem


443. Identifying Faulty Inferences


444. “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” – Tyler Knott


445. “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves. ”


446. “Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Sir Edmund Hillary


447. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Having self-defeating thoughts that hold you back from doing what you want. What your subconscious mind might want you to know: Being mean to yourself first will not make it hurt less if other people judge or reject you, though that is why you are using this defense mechanism. Thinking the worst of yourself is a way of trying to numb yourself to what you really fear, which is that someone else could say those things about you.”


448. “Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions. ”


449. “Life is better in hiking boots.” – Unknown


450. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”


451. “You will never regret working on yourself. You will never regret investing in your future. You will never regret trying to understand someone. You will never regret being resourceful, exercising, meditating. Spend more time doing the things you know you won’t regret.”


452. “Instead of worrying about the virtues on your résumé, focus on the virtues of your eulogy.”


453. “Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.” – Edmund Hillary


454. “CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IMAGINE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. WHAT IS THAT PERSON LIKE?”


455. “Define health on your own terms. What does a healthy life look like for you? How would it make you feel, and what would you be doing?”


456. “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. ”


457. “the first thing that you have to understand is that your “gut instinct” can only respond to what’s happening in the present. If you have an “instinct” about a future event, you’re projecting.”


458. “There is no wifi in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection. ”


459. “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. ”


460. “No wonder why we build our own cages and stay in them, even though there's no lock on the door.”


461. “The way you are self-sabotaging: Spending too much money. What your subconscious mind might want you to know: Things will not make you feel more secure. You will not be able to purchase your way into a new life or identity. If you are overspending or spending outside of your means on a regular basis to the point that it is detrimental to you, you need to look at what function buying or shopping serves. Is it a distraction, a replacement for a hobby, or an addiction to the feeling of being “renewed” in some way? Determine what your needs really are, and then go from there.”


462. “Failure is inevitable, but you have to make sure it’s happening for the right reasons.”


463. “The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you!” – Mehmet Murat ildan


464. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb”


465. “The truth is that when we stop being afraid of what we cannot control and know instead that nothing can possibly ruin our lives more than we are ruining them with our negative, distracted, and irrational thinking and focus, we are completely freed.”


466. “Don’t worry about doing it well; just do it.”


467. “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.” – Edmund Hillary


468. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity”


469. “Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them. ”


470. “So often in life, our biggest anxiety comes not from what’s actually happening, but how we think about what is happening. In that, we reclaim our emotional freedom and power.”


471. “The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you!”


472. “So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear. ”


473. “Do not apologize. You are not for everyone.”


474. “This happens because when we are afraid of failing, or feeling vulnerable, or not being as good as we want others to think we are, we end up avoiding the work that is required to actually become that good.”


475. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs


476. “Instead of perfection, focus on progress. Instead of having something done perfectly, focus on just getting it done. From there, you can edit, build, grow, and develop it to exactly what your vision is. But if you don’t get started, you’ll never arrive.”


477. “When we think other people love us, we give ourselves permission to feel love.”


478. “Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like a yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever. ”


479. “The greatest act of self-love is to no longer accept a life you are unhappy with.”


480. “What is not right for you will never remain in your life, and not because there are forces beyond us navigating the minutiae of our everyday lives. What is not right for you will not remain with you because deep down, you know it’s not right. You are the one who eventually lets go, sees reality, and walks away. You are the one resisting, you are the one holding back, you are the one concocting healing fantasies about how great it will be when you force something wrong to finally be right.”


481. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”


482. “Self-sabotage is also one of the first signs that your inner narrative is outdated, limiting, or simply incorrect.”


483. “The truth about your psyche is this: Anything that is new, even if it is good, will feel uncomfortable until it is also familiar. Our brain works the opposite way, too, in that whatever is familiar is what we perceive to be good and comfortable, even if those behaviors, habits, or relationships are actually toxic or destructive.”


484. “Self-sabotage is when we are so obsessed with what we fear, we accidentally create the experience we don't want because we can't imagine anything more.”


485. What Are Some Of The Best Quotes From "The Mountain Is You"?


486. “Never be afraid to seek help to get back on your feet. It doesn’t matter how many times you lose your way, keep on keepin’ on and one of these times you’ll finally reach the destination you’ve been looking for.” Carson Tompkins, 2017 Tobique Valley High School Valedictorian


487. “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” – John Fox


488. “Today may be your last chance to be you, someone you forgot to completely immerse yourself in because you were too worried about the details. The details that, no matter how many times you thought them through, brought you no closer to understanding. They just tied up your mind and prevented you from really letting in the things you love. Your demon that is standing before the beautiful floodgate and is keeping you in a dehydrated nothingness. Give him permission to walk away. He is not your keeper. You are his.”


489. “I love myself!”


490. “If you are doing ‘everything you are supposed to be doing’ and yet you feel empty and depressed at the end of the day, the issue is probably that you’re not really doing what you want to be doing; you’ve just adopted someone else’s script for happiness.”


491. “Start quantifying your days by how many healthy, positive things you accomplished, and you will see how quickly you begin to make progress.”