We came across a giant wall of rocks called Goliath’s Wall located in the Southeast Tennessee.
My oldest daughter, she’s that little figure at the bottom of the rock, attempted to climb the wall with no climbing gear or knowledge. All she knew was that she was going to climb the wall one way or the other.
With her determination at hand, I thought about how many of us are blinded by reaching our goal or to start climbing the “career ladder” lacking equipment that will help us reach the top.
In any career path, you must equip yourself with the education and training you need to start climbing that professional ladder correctly and safely.
If you’re looking to make a career switch or looking to return to school, all these decisions require you doing your research to find the right resources along with a person guiding your safety line, like a mentor. Yes you can do it alone, many climb by themselves however these climbers are season climbers who have been trained.
No matter if you are a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, you will continue to need addition training or certifications.
So what did you take away from this story? Firstly, find a solution to overcome that rock, stop and assess your path up, find the proper training and ask for guidance. Asking for help isn’t a weakness. Acknowledging that you need help is a strength. I hope this will encourage you to continue climbing and not remain stuck in the bottom of the rock. I want to see you get to the top. I want to see you succeed. Once you reached the top, celebrate your accomplishments and pay-it-forward by guiding others.
Going back to my daughter’s attempt in climbing the rock, she realized that she needed the proper gear and training. She didn’t climb that rock but she did start taking climbing classes. Happy climbing.