There’s nothing more encouraging than taking a look at one of your more victorious moments, maybe looking again at a time of success and this is especially true if you’re facing a more difficult time. It’s not that you can’t take the steps forward you know you need, but the light at the end of the tunnel really DOES seem to be an approaching train this time! So cast your mind back to an earlier success; encourage yourself with a memory of when you DID seal the deal and go forward in confidence.

The photo? That’s Skiddaw in the Lakes. I climbed that years ago and wouldn’t climb it again; it’s huge and a never ending slog. But whenever I’m up here, I can look at it’s mass and say “I nailed that sucker!”