Have you ever found yourself dreaming that you could make a living out of something that you are passionate about? For many of us, this may seem like an unattainable dream, but it isn’t impossible. Take mountaineers for example – a select few individuals who have been able to make their passion into their full-time job. Climbing mountains has brought them incredible joy and taught them important lessons about life, but it hasn’t been without its struggles.
“If you love mountain climbing and have made it your true passion, then working as a full-time mountaineer may be the perfect fit for you. But just like anything else, life as a mountaineer can be both rewarding and challenging. You need to strike a balance between striving to achieve your dreams of conquering the highest peaks, while maintaining other aspects of your life, like work and family commitments. It’s all about finding harmony between having a career and chasing your passions in the great outdoors” says Gayatri Mohanty, Mountaineer, Fitness Coach, Nutritionist & Model.
Overcome Mental Obstacles to Reach Goals
Start small: Bite off only what you can chew. Start with small achievable goals and track your progress. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and make reaching your overall goal less daunting.
Celebrate wins: Every time you accomplish something, take the time to appreciate yourself for making progress towards your goal. Celebrating even the slightest of successes will help to keep motivation levels high throughout the journey
Build an empowering attitude: Look at challenges as opportunities for growth. Choose positive language when speaking about yourself and set realistic standards for yourself instead of pushing too hard or putting yourself down if things don’t go as planned.
Finding Balance Between Work and Mountaineering
Being a mountaineer means that you’re constantly balancing work and passion. On one hand, you have a career and responsibilities, but on the other, your heart is pulled toward the mountains. It takes a lot of effort to find harmony between both worlds, but it’s possible with some dedication and planning. Knowing where you can make free time for yourself to explore your passion can help set you up for success in achieving balance. But most importantly the people who surround you can have an immense impact on how successful you are in balancing work with mountaineering. Find like-minded people who understand and support your goals, and who are also willing to push you when needed – this can be invaluable in providing motivation and inspiration along the journey of finding harmony between work and passion as a mountaineer.
Staying Motivated and Inspired
Failures happen, it’s inevitable. But they don’t define you or your journey. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn something new, so focus on using past stumbles to become a better you. There will be highs and lows along the way, the key is to enjoy both with positivity, gratitude, and determination! Remember that it’s not always easy, but it will be worth it in the end if you remain dedicated to finding harmony between your work and passion as a mountaineer.
When it comes to mountaineering, it’s a lot like life, it’s all about finding a balance between your passions and professional life, which means striking the delicate balance of committing to your professional life without neglecting your climbing aspirations. The joys and struggles of being a full-time mountaineer involve being courageous, embracing risk, and being comfortable with discomfort. It’s about staying flexible and allowing yourself to be surprised by the unexpected. Most of all, it’s about finding harmony between life, work, and passion so you can bring your best self to every situation. It is certainly not an easy feat, but with a bit of dedication and a lot of heart, it can be done.