with just ten days left in tax season, I was recently reminded by a contact of what I wrote a few years ago around this time, and thought I should re-post it. Not that I can take credit for the words, but the message is key.
With you in crunch time right now, I thought it was appropriate (my emphasis)…
Before we part, a word upon the graver teaching of the mountains.
See yonder height! ‘Tis far away–unbidden comes the word, “Impossible!”
“Not so,” says the mountaineer. “The way is long, I know; it’s
difficult–it may be dangerous. It’s possible, I’m sure. I’ll seek
the way, take counsel of my brother mountaineers, and find out how
they have gained similar heights … we know that each height, each step,
must be gained by patient, laborious toil, and that wishing cannot take
the place of working … and we come back to our daily occupations better
fitted to fight the battle of life and to overcome the impediments which
obstruct our paths, strengthened and cheered by the recollections of past
labors and by the memories of victories gained in other fields.
(Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the Alps)
You’ve got 10 days left in tax season. Make them count.
Because you’ll look back on this period with regret … or with triumph.