It's not important what each box says. One of the things I wanted to show was that while progress is linear when we plan something, it rarely works out so smoothly. I did not expect 2010 to be what it was for me. Another thing I wanted to show was that each box represents a big step, a new skill that I learned before I would feel comfortable attempting the highest mountain in the world. I like to imagine that if I died on the side of a mountain, inexperience would not be listed as a contributing factor. I don't want to be that guy they write books about and point fingers at as an example of what not to do.
|The Non-Linear Ascent to Attempting Mt. Everest|
The point of this is, there is so much work just to getting there, healthy, fit and skilled that maybe 80%-90% of the work has already been done. Mentally, I've already climbed the mountain.