Git Yo Ass Up that Mountain!


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Motivational collection of quotes and tid-bits that remind me of my own Why and goals. They get me pumped and they make me laugh. As a Professional Guide in Alaska, I climb mountains. I HATE climbing mountains! LOL, I am slow and in endless pain, but I always manage, remembering that this is my WHY.

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Git Yo Ass Up that Mountain!

  1. 1. I‟d just like to say… Git Yo Ass Up that Mountain! Alaska Chick‟s Sheep Hunting Book Chisana, Alaska
  2. 2. Git Yo Ass Up that Mountain! I have been asked a time or two over the last few years to share my own personal motivation for hauling my wore-out, getting old and damaged self up the next mountain, each and every time… (^^shrugging ^^) … Ok! Why not…
  3. 3. “It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” ~Lucille Ball >~< It makes a HUGE difference! >~<
  4. 4. Don‟t be afraid… the very thing you are looking for may be just around that bend, over that hill, behind that rock …
  5. 5. “Whatever you do, do your best. Do it with passion. Do it with heart.” ~ Stan Faryna
  6. 6. …I could add a few… but SOMEONE would be bound to take offense! ~ You know I am right!
  7. 7. “Show up. Not just in person, but spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Be there.” ~ Betsy Cross
  8. 8. A good Leader knows, there is ALWAYS a positive side…
  9. 9. Changing the Lead… this one has a lot of meaning, for myself. The world is so much brighter, so much lighter now… that I have opened my eyes.
  10. 10. “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs
  11. 11. Our deepest fear…
  12. 12. “If you have to do it every day, for God's sake learn to do it well.” ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
  13. 13. And sometimes, they beat you up the mountain, so get moving!
  14. 14. “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” ~Josephine Hart ~ This used to hurt, being called “damaged”. Now? Not so much.
  15. 15. Sometimes, no matter how hard you climb, you come down empty handed. Climb again tomorrow.
  16. 16. They are called “man-hours” because a woman would finish that shit in 20 minutes. ~ Just sayin‟
  17. 17. All you need is love… and a horse!
  18. 18. And Tuesday And Wednesday And Thursday And Friday, And Saturday And Sunday…
  19. 19. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
  20. 20. Really.
  21. 21. Just ask…
  22. 22. “When your work speaks for itself, don‟t interrupt.” Henry J. Kaiser ~ Shhh… it is easier to climb without jabbering…
  23. 23. I‟m moving it!
  24. 24. “If it‟s not fun, you‟re not doing it right.” ~ Bob Basso ~ Try again!
  25. 25. Leaders don‟t stop. Ever.
  26. 26. “In order to win, you must expect to win.” ~ Richard Bach ~ I only ever expect to climb one mountain, every ten days. Ever. Sometimes, it even works!
  27. 27. Yes, this is my office.
  28. 28. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  29. 29. Don‟t be Stupid. It really is that simple.
  30. 30. “Bad things can happen, and often do ~ but they only take up a few pages of your story; and anyone can survive a few pages.” ~ James A. Owen
  31. 31. Now? It depends on how irritating you are.
  32. 32. You are not alone. …and neither am I…
  33. 33. Just be GREAT! ~ No one can stop you!
  34. 34. “There‟s always a way – if you‟re committed.” ~ Tony Robbins
  35. 35. ~ Why? Because I love it!
  36. 36. Who says that? ~ I do! All the time!
  37. 37. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  38. 38. ~ I am so blessed. Every day.
  39. 39. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  40. 40. Yeah. If only. At least they don‟t hang out at the top of the mountains!
  41. 41. ~ I can ride when we are done. Climb.
  42. 42. “How to make God laugh: Tell Him your future plans.” ~ Woody Allen
  43. 43. Be Determined ~ Don‟t quit. Be Determined. Don‟t let anyone tell you that it is impossible. Be Determined. If you fall, stand up. Be Determined. If you fail, try again. Be Determined. If it hurts, tend it, stretch it and try again. Be Determined. If it rains, get wet. Be Determined.
  44. 44. “Only for today, I will seek to live the livelong day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once.” ~ Pope John XXIII (pope 1958- 1963), known as “The Good Pope,” from his Daily Decalogue
  45. 45. Keep Going. There is always a way. Go around it. Go through it. Go over it. Just keep going.
  46. 46. ~ Walk the Talk.
  47. 47. “Take your time. Especially when you‟re in a hurry.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  48. 48. Believe in yourself. ~ They do.
  49. 49. Climb. Lead the way.
  50. 50. “A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.” ~ Russell H. Ewing
  51. 51. You are NOT alone. ~ Ever.
  52. 52. “It‟s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ~ Babe Ruth
  53. 53. ~ How absolutely COOL is that?
  54. 54. So Much! So, go make a difference!
  55. 55. “As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  56. 56. Just keep going.
  57. 57. ~ Remember your WHY.
  58. 58. Be prepared… and keep climbing
  59. 59. “Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” ~ Joe Brown
  60. 60. ~ Keep Going.
  61. 61. “God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” ~ Chester W. Nimitz
  62. 62. Uh-huh. But it bound to be better at the top of the mountain ~ So Go!
  63. 63. Be the strength. For you. For them.
  64. 64. “You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” ~Joe Namath
  65. 65. Climb. ~ THEN, coffee.
  66. 66. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” – Abraham Lincoln
  67. 67. ~ Feel that? YOU ARE ALIVE!
  68. 68. One step. Then another. Don‟t be afraid, just take another step.
  69. 69. “Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale
  70. 70. ~ This is your life. Your choice. Be Happy!
  71. 71. ~ Don‟t listen to ANYTHING that makes you slow down. Climb.
  72. 72. "The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson." ~ Unknown (Laughing, uncontrollably)
  73. 73. Just do it. Climb.
  74. 74. Keep climbing.
  75. 75. "What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing." ~ Clifton Burke
  76. 76. ~ But what have you done, TODAY?
  77. 77. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  78. 78. So, since that Dall Ram wasn‟t waiting for you in the creek, best get climbing.
  79. 79. ~ Every single step brings you closer. Keep going.
  80. 80. “It is a sign of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ~ Aristotle
  81. 81. So. I suppose we best begin. Climb!
  82. 82. ~ They are there. Somewhere. Go find them.
  83. 83. “There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few that learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence.” ~ Unknown
  84. 84. ~ It‟s not easy. How cool is that?
  85. 85. Repeat After Me: “Fuck it. I am going to be HAPPY!” ~ Alaska Chick
  86. 86. Get moving!
  87. 87. “If you find a thing difficult, consider whether it would be possible for any person to do it. Because anything that is humanly possible, that falls within human capabilities - you too can accomplish.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  88. 88. That‟s right. So keep climbing.
  89. 89. You ARE the guide. Be the Leader.
  90. 90. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  91. 91. Go see! See what there is to see, at the top.
  92. 92. Who could dream of this? It must be real. And it is YOURS.
  93. 93. “It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard, she said, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ~ Shauna Niequist
  94. 94. Wanna ride? Go hunt some monster-moose? Then, CLIMB.
  95. 95. ~ They said I would never walk again. ~ They said I would never ride again. ~ They said I would never be ABLE to climb. ~ They said I would never become a Professional Guide. ~ They said I would never be anything special. THEY WERE WRONG
  96. 96. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” ~ Barry Finlay
  97. 97. This is my life. 😃
  98. 98. I started telling myself years ago, “If you live through it, you have bragging rights.” Damn straight. ... and I have lived through a lot. ~ Alaska Chick
  99. 99. Don‟t Suck. Climb.
  100. 100. Every time, there is a gift to be had… at the top of that Mountain.
  101. 101. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” ~ John Wayne
  102. 102. YOU are the MOUNTAIN
  103. 103. And just climb.
  104. 104. “Don‟t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” ~ Richard L. Evans
  105. 105. Keep climbing.
  106. 106. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” ~ Ray Kroc
  107. 107. ~ Listen. You have to do it anyways. Why not enjoy it? Seriously. How AMAZING is this? YOU ~ Climbing a MOUNTAIN. WOW. That ~ Really is Amazing. Now, start climbing. And ~ Listen, now, DON‟T STOP Until you reach the top.
  108. 108. She Believes in me. THAT. Is enough. ~ Climb.
  109. 109. “When I hear somebody sigh, „Life is hard,‟ I am always tempted to ask, „Compared to what?‟” ~ Sydney Harris
  110. 110. Climb without relent.
  111. 111. ~ One foot in front of the other… or any other way that works
  112. 112. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~ Jimmy Johnson
  113. 113. ~ So have an INCREDIBLE One! ~
  114. 114. “Whether you think you can or think you can‟t, you‟re right.” ~ Henry Ford
  115. 115. ~ Reaching the top of the mountain is what matters MOST today.
  116. 116. ~ Look around. ~ Do you see?
  117. 117. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~ Richard Bach
  118. 118. ~Me neither.
  119. 119. “We see things not as they are, but as we are.” ~ H. M. Tomlinson
  120. 120. So do it. Git! Go!
  121. 121. “Let‟s all just take a moment, here on the side of the mountain, half way up and be thankful that spiders can‟t fly.” ~ Alaska Chick
  122. 122. ~ Use your whole heart, and CLIMB!
  123. 123. “All our dreams can come true ~ if we have the COURAGE to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
  124. 124. There it is, Go for it!
  125. 125. So can you!
  126. 126. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” ~ Michael Kennedy
  127. 127. Keep going.
  128. 128. “That which doesn‟t kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~ Hmphf.
  129. 129. ~ So keep climbing.
  130. 130. ~ I do believe I’ll go big!
  131. 131. ~ you really are. You are ALL you need to be. All you have to do is keep going.
  132. 132. “It doesn‟t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” ~ Brian Tracy
  133. 133. ~ and if THAT isn‟t ironic! What a hoot!
  134. 134. “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” ~ Denis Waitley
  135. 135. Be WHO you say YOU are.
  136. 136. “We‟re afraid, it‟s because we don‟t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.” ~ E. Nightingale
  137. 137. Go! See what‟s there, waiting to be seen.
  138. 138. Each climb. Earns me this:
  139. 139. “Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock.‟ ~ Frakenstein.
  140. 140. ~ I will climb that mountain.
  141. 141. ~ and I‟ve been asked them ALL…
  142. 142. “Nothing will work unless you do.” ~ Maya Angelou
  143. 143. ~ Sometimes, “Hell” looks just like a mountain.
  144. 144. The day’s not over yet. >~< Keep Climbing.
  145. 145. “Things are beautiful if you love them.” ~ Jean Anouilh
  146. 146. I‟m here. That‟s reason enough to keep climbing.
  147. 147. ~ So just keep going. ~ Learn some more. ~ Practice some more. ~ Climb some more.
  148. 148. ~ The Mountain may hurt you. Sometimes, they do. But! You wont be bored.
  149. 149. “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.“ ~ Bruce Lee
  150. 150. Danger ~ Opportunity
  151. 151. ~ YOU are NOT alone.
  152. 152. “..a hunger that will drive your desire to be smarter, better, faster and more capable to do that one thing you were born to do.” ~ Mark Harai
  153. 153. So what are you waiting for? ~ Go!
  154. 154. ~ What this means is, all you have to do is not stop. Keep going. ~ That is what continuous effort is. Keep learning, keep practicing, keep climbing. Don‟t Quit.
  155. 155. ~ Until Scotty arrives, you are gonna have to climb.
  156. 156. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to- itiveness, and Common sense.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  157. 157. ~ Nope.
  158. 158. ~ It‟s worth it. Whatever it takes, it‟s worth it.
  159. 159. “I don‟t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.” ~ Alaska Chick
  160. 160. ~ Like when you get to the top of the mountain and you realize it wasn’t really the top. There’s more. A lot more.
  161. 161. ~ Can you hear the music?
  162. 162. ~ The Mountain is waiting. GO climb it.
  163. 163. “I may look calm, but in my head I have killed you 3 times already. Violently.” ~ Alaska Chick
  164. 164. Be Happy! ~ It is a choice. Every moment, every day. Are you going to be happy? It‟s an easy question. Yes! Or no. You are exactly as happy as you choose to be. Nothing else matters, really. It may rain. The Sheep may run off before we get half way there. Either way, we are going to climb. We are going to hunt. ~ Might as well be happy about it.
  165. 165. ~ Just like that.
  166. 166. ~ My number one reason.
  167. 167. ~ Keep climbing.
  168. 168. “I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1809
  169. 169. ~ Stop. Breathe. Climb.
  170. 170. ~ The mountain stands there. Waiting for you. Waiting for you to understand its point. ~ Its point? ~ To share its secrets, its gifts and its blessings. ~ But you have to climb it, to receive it.
  171. 171. “Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement.” ~ Max Lucado
  172. 172. ~ Be Bold!
  173. 173. ~ Really. It would be a lot of fun. Especially after I climb this mountain!
  174. 174. “When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~ George Washington Carver
  175. 175. ~ It‟s supposed to be fun.
  176. 176. ~ I love this shit.
  177. 177. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~ Louis L”Amour
  178. 178. ~ Luck counts too.
  179. 179. ~ I don’t really have to add anything, right?
  180. 180. “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” ~ Orson Welles
  181. 181. ~ I‟ve got this. Relax.
  182. 182. ~ Chisana. I woke up, so long ago, my first morning here; I knew I had come home. Everything was new and different. A little scary and very hard. It didn‟t take long to understand that Chisana was inside of me. A part of my soul. It only took a little longer to understand another piece of my soul was actually Pioneer Outfitters. This is Chisana. We are Pioneer Outfitters.
  183. 183. ~ Be a Fruit Loop In a world full of Cheerios. ~ It‟ll make you feel special!
  184. 184. ~ There is nothing that compares to looking out, As far as you can see; Seeing the immenseness and beauty of the wilderness.
  185. 185. “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 ~ Talk about a promise.
  186. 186. Rainbows… ~ The magic that surrounds us is visible sometimes. The rainbow. It is there to remind us to see what surrounds us, even when it isn‟t obvious. It is there to remind us that those precious fleeting moments may vanish without ever being loved if we cannot grasp the gift in front of us. Open your eyes, open your heart to the world and it is yours.
  187. 187. ~ Hey! I like it… I like it a lot!
  188. 188. DON‟T Expect results from EXCUSES ~ Seriously.
  189. 189. No matter how long it takes, like Spring, you will get there.
  190. 190. ~ You already know what your strengths are. ~ Now, work on your weaknesses. ~ Be More. ~ Be Better. ~ Be Cooler.
  191. 191. Is THAT ALL You Got? CLIMB.
  192. 192. ~ The Mountain‟s Gift. Forgiveness, Comfort, Strength, Silence.
  193. 193. UNLESS you PUKE, FAINT Or Die … KEEP GOING.
  194. 194. Climb to Ride…
  195. 195. You are more important than you realize.
  196. 196. ~ Remember: It may suck getting there. But. The rewards are endless!
  197. 197. “George, George, George of the Jungle! Be as strong as you can be!” ~ My theme song, mumbled indecipherably as I climb!
  198. 198. Treat people as you would like to be treated. Karma is only a bitch if you are.
  199. 199. The Mountain. ~ This is how other people see the top. Not you. Go. See it, where it‟s heart is. The top. Now, climb.
  200. 200. ~ Yeah. That‟s me. Happy to be here, thanks.
  201. 201. Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be WONDERFUL!