Dreaming Big

“All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Walt Disney

The Great El Capitan in Yosemite National Park as painted by Albert Bierstadt.

The Great El Capitan in Yosemite National Park painted by Albert Bierstadt.

For the past few weeks, the news has been covering the free-climbing of El Capitan by two young determined men. The men made history Thursday, January 15, 2015 when they reached the top of El Capitan.

With daily news of terrorist attacks, blizzard killing storms and a dysfunctional Congress, this ascend by two steadfast men gives us all a glimmer of hope.

Perseverance. Team Work. A positive attitude. These are just some of the virtues that these climbers of El Capitan had to help them climb this historic mountain in Yosemite. But their real inspiration they said came from their families and each other.

Their climb to the top of El Capitan is an example of what can be achieved when you set your mind to something. I know I will never ever climb to the top of El Capitan. Mostly because I suffer from acute mountain sickness. However, I do believe that we should always reach for the stars. Always reach for the impossible. Sometimes achieving it. But most important is to never stop dreaming big.

Shine On