I just found this quote by Paula Abdul:
“The steeper the mountain, the harder the climb, the better the view from the finish line ;)”
We can apply this quote/concept to capacity building for individuals, youth labelled at-risk, communities suffering from years of oppression, and organizations struggling to create healthy workplaces. The important thing to remember is to develop initiatives that work within the framework of the steeper climb. Extra supports are needed. Perhaps a holistic approach is required so that all aspects of a persons life are taken into consideration on the climb. Mountain climbers do use equipment and supports; they do not walk straight up the steepest mountain. We can continue to improve our approach!