The day started out with a surprising amount of deep snow and even without the use of snowshoes, we still had the determination to make it to the top. We believed that with every step through the deep snow it would get easier. This was not the case and in fact, it just got harder and harder.
As reality set in, we realized that with the recent dumping of snow, reaching the summit without snowshoes would be an impossibility.
Although reaching the summit never happened, there was a bigger lesson to be learned - that sometimes your mind sets unrealistic goals.
When your mind sets unrealistic goals, failure is inevitable, however, failure is not a failure unless you choose it to be.
It can often become a success if you realize the positives and learn from the negatives for future endeavors.