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Loaded question: Will I see you at the summit?
07 Dec
2019
By 2020Visionquest
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Beyond the obvious and dubious aspect of my sight, there is a layered double meaning in this blog title. I certainly love reaching for goals as this very weekend’s competitive attempt at the USABA National Marathon Championship suggests. But I also appreciate encouraging others to reach for and achieve their summits, always hoping to entice people to climb higher towards their personal goals.

So the first part of the intent is to invite and entreat you all to set some of those summits for yourself. I welcome the sharing, publicly or privately, of these goals, particularly if this adds a positive accountability to help motivate you. When I inquire “Will I see you at the summit?” I’m asking if you are on the path towards these in the hopes of providing encouragement. All the better if I have the opportunity to actually celebrate your summits of success with you whether directly or indirectly.

Randy and Tracy pose with copies of "See You At The Summit"For my part, I often share the goals, the setbacks and the triumphs along the way. Perhaps no more powerful example of this exists than in the book See You At The Summit which Tracy and I proudly released one year ago. It highlights my journey in detail from the depths of loss to the heights of achievement as the subtitle suggests.

On January 4, I’ll be at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH at 2:00 pm to speak a little about the book, my life, and what’s next–since we’ll be in the signature year of “2020 Vision Quest!” We’ll happily sign or personalize copies of the books which are always available there or online in paperback, audio and e-book format. So the second part of my double meaning is quite literal: will I see you at our event to celebrate summits together? Whether they are summits in our sights or in our hindsight.

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