The Promise of The Descent

The Descent can take longer than the Ascent. Photo Credit: High Mountain Guides

 

My Friend, 

You have had an incredible year.  

Perhaps the greatest year of your life and career.  

You stand proud on the top of the mountain, able to see your great accomplishments surrounding you, joyously lifting you up, to know you gave your all in a most harrowing ascent is your reward.  

Where do you go from here?  

Do you remain on the peak, savoring the goodness and awaiting the inevitable storm that will roll in?  

Or do you safely descend, to the valley of home, and return to your loved ones, whole, well, different, and transformed?  

As this calendar year comes to a close, we are just over a month away, I have found it most important to remind myself, as well as those that are high level performers and achievers, to make sure and have a safe descent.  

If you try to remain on the peak you will be knocked off, either by lack of resources, failed health, lost relationships, or abandoned faith. 

We must descend in order to return to humility, gratitude, solace and peace. 

We must descend in order to return home to our family, embrace those we love, nurture the relationships that give us reason to continue to push. 

We must descend in order to prepare for the new ascent of the greater summit you will achieve next year.  

Thanksgiving is approaching.  Take the time to unplug, disconnect from your phone, and reconnect with the eyes and hearts of loved ones. 

As Holiday songs take over the radio waves, as the spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah and every other celebration December brings (READ HERE), I implore you to take a step back, make note of your amazing year, celebrate it, and push no further. 

The rest and recovery are not just for those that have made a physical ascent, it is also for the mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

Do not delay this need. 

Descend safely, or at least begin to prepare for a successful descent, because if you fail to do so, it could bring the loss of finances, health, relationships, and faith. 

This is The Promise of The Descent.  Promise to do it.  Please.  

Thank you for letting me be a guide in your life, you have little idea how much your influence truly serves mine. 

God Bless. 

~ jason

(P.S. “The Descent” book coming soon)

 

Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration.  Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys.  He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.  jasonhewlett.com

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Comments

  1. Excellent. The descent is also part of the journey. It’s impossible to scale a new, bigger peak (i.e. goal) without first descending. Thank you Jason 🙏🏻

  2. Jason, Thank you for being so thoughtful and reminding us how much we need the restoration. I don’t comment much but definitely read your promise. I hope y’all have a great holiday as we celebrate Christmas.

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