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Are you Taking Others to a Higher Level?

If your only outcome or desired outcome of personal development was to take yourself to a higher level that’s okay, but have you ever heard the phrase that it’s really lonely on the top? It’s because if you get somewhere by yourself and you look around and no one’s there, does where you got actually have any significant value? Momentarily it might feel good. “Ah, look at this, look where I am,” but then you look around and no one’s there and then does it really mean anything? When you take another human being to a higher level what happens is, you got to climb right? You have to go up and as we go up each level the person looks around and they’re, “wow, I didn’t know it could be this. I didn’t know it could feel like this. I didn’t know what was possible up here,” and if you’re going up with them guess whose view is also changing? Your view changes, your perspective changes, your experience changes as a result of taking someone else up. You gain the benefits and that’s the powerful part of taking others to a higher level and the best part of it is, if you’ve been up to a certain point and you’re helping someone else get up there they don’t know what exists up there but you do. And that’s where the belief in other human beings – I believe that all human beings can get to where I’ve gotten in specific areas in life. They must climb and if they don’t want to climb I’m going to show them the way I did it and say, “I’ll stand behind you and let’s go up and see where it takes you.”

A Higher Perspective

This morning I was talking to the program participants and I told them, “I strongly suggest now that the weather’s so beautiful at least here in Orange County, I know it’s not that everywhere else and it’s not a humble brag about Orange County. I said earlier, the past month for the most part has been Oregon 2. So I’m just happy the sun’s back out but I told him, I said, “Hey, some of you don’t care for football or the Super Bowl, you’re not going to watch it, so my suggestion is get four or five of you and go on a hike to this place called Crystal Cove.” And their objection is, “I don’t want to go. Just walking is boring and what’s the point?” and this and that. See, if you look at the hike isolated by itself for those people who don’t like walking or don’t like physical activity it could seem boring but it’s because they’re focused on the wrong thing. I told them when you go on a hike if you focus on the dirt trail that you’re walking on and the lack of enthusiasm or potential fun that exists in that walk, then you’re focusing on the wrong thing. Because here’s the beauty of the hike. 

The beauty of the hike is in the journey and it’s in the slightly subtle increases in elevation. Because with the smallest increases in elevation when you look back your perspective changes slightly. The higher the elevation goes, the higher your perspective is going to change. And I told them, “if you, for just one time, don’t listen to your head, and go on this hike, and get to the top of Crystal Cove, an hour walk, hour and a half, you get to the top. Even though it was a subtle and gradual change in elevation when you get to the top it will be dramatic and extreme. And you turn around and you look down from where you came from and everything in life will change, all the problems that you have right now that seems so astronomical inside your mind, the higher you go the smaller they become.

And you gain this thing called perspective. And in that change of the size of your problems you find yourself and realize that you can deal with them.

See, when you’re on top looking at the Pacific Ocean or looking at the trailer or looking at the beauty of nature that moment is the magic of the hike. That experience is why people do it. That experience is why people go on top of mountains.” Man, if you ever wonder why people go climb mountains for God’s sake, yeah it’s a personal challenge, it’s something difficult, it’s something tough but it’s because they know that the higher they go the greater the possibility of the change of their mindset, of their attitude. So take others to a higher level.

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Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.