In 1953 a beekeeper ascended to the top of the world.
Standing at over 29,000ft, the world’s highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. The ascent of Everest was considered the last of Earth’s great challenges.
Faced with treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest. His epic journey as a man from modest beginnings as a beekeeper, who overcame adversity to reach the highest point on Earth remains one of the greatest human achievements in history.
“People don’t decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
A beekeeper conquered Everest because he decided to. Decide to do something great. Start small. Build momentum. Do something different the next 90 days. Do something different with the circumstances you have. We can’t always change the circumstances, but we can change how we deal with the circumstances.
“We didn’t know if it was humanly possible to reach the top of Mt. Everest. And even using oxygen as we were, if we did get to the top, we weren’t at all sure whether we wouldn’t drop dead or something of that nature.”
Are you leasing life or do you own it?
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves – Sir Edmund Hillary
See you on the mat,