As many before, I learned that the moment we think we have attained the goal, we lose it. Success is empty. The sum of all our luck, judgments, lessons learned and heeded, elevation gained and lost, our fitness and skill is zero.
“Climb up by looking down,” he says in my mind.
Fears are overcome incrementally. Increasing skill, ambition and experience has eroded my fear of exposure and isolation.
I have exorcised my own expectations and embraced life in the moment.