In 1953, Edmund Hillary successfully climbed the top of Mount Everest.
Hillary was a beekeeper from New Zealand. Prior to him, no one had ever got to the top and returned. There was plenty of evidence to suggest that no one could get to the top. Many people had attempted and lost their lives in the process.
As far as the world was concerned - 'It could not be done'.
Even Hillary was advised not to attempt. He was warned about 'the air being too thin' and 'how it was too risky' and that 'it was impossible'.
Basically, he was told all the things that YOU have probably been told by your teachers, friends, colleagues or well meaning family members.
Now, here is the thing. Hillary did fail. In 1951, him and his team raised money, trained, and despite all preparations, they failed. Hillary could have quit at this point, but he didn't.
In 1952, he went back except this time the project involved more money, more training, more sacrifices and more risk. Despite all of that, Hillary failed again.
Now if Hillary was the 'average' person, he would have probably succumbed to his fear or the naysayers and decided to quit.
But he didn't. In fact, failing just strengthened his resolve.
Can success be assured? Yes! I believe it can be. All you have to do is find the thing that really inspires you, and never give up.
Most men do not become successful despite wanting success because they do not want to pay the price for it.
The price for success has always been the same.
Strong desire + risk + sustained effort + sacrifice.
Question is : Are you willing to pay the price? Are you willing to fail?
Remember, failure is only failure if you quit. Otherwise it is just a setback and setbacks are always temporary by nature. It is the quitting that makes it permanent.
See you at the top.😊
- Ron Malhotra
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