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Life Always Gets Harder Near the Summit…

Life always gets harder near the summit.

Every day I sit in my office and this photo is there. The picture is of Tim McGovern, Nathaniel Saylor and myself at the top of a mountain where we always hiked and climbed in college. Inside the frame I added a fortune I got from a Chinese restaurant a few years ago that I think fits quite well. It reads “Life always gets harder near the summit”.

I have a pretty good life, but that does not mean that there are not challenges. I work hard to make myself and others around me successful, and that is why I love this photo so much. Not only does it remind me of my friend Tim who died in Iraq 4 years ago… but it is a source of inspiration to keep on striving to be the best. To not let work get in the way of friendship, love or life. That hard work means you are doing something that matters in some way. And that you never know when it all might end.

Tell someone you love them today. Do something that you love today. And remember those who gave it all so we can do these things everyday.

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  • Dave Delaney October 31, 2011, 7:37 pm

    This is a great reminder Chris. Thanks for all that you do.
    Sorry for your loss.

    • theFerf October 31, 2011, 7:48 pm

      Thanks Dave – a reminder we all need from time to time :)

  • Brian Scott October 31, 2011, 11:14 pm

    I didn’t want to quit harvesting early today to eat dinner in town with some family, but this reminds me that I should.

  • Ss December 19, 2011, 9:53 am

    What a deal! It doesn’t get any better than this

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