Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Hearts of Men

I have just finished reading Tiger of the Snows - the story of Tenzing Norgay. The Sherpa who reached the summit of Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary...

Read it if you get the chance - it is so honest. I would say the most honest biography I have read.

After Everest he returns back home to Darjeeling and he is looking out towards Everest from Tiger Hill. From Tiger Hill Everest looks small compared to mountains in the foreground. In the past he says some guides would tell the tourists that the larger appearing mountain was Everest but he always said 'It's the small one...yep it's the small one'

He says that that is a strange name to call the biggest mountain on earth but it is the hearts of men that make it big or small...beautifully put.

We each have an Everest to climb. Tenzing went seven times in total to Everest and succeeded on the last attempt.

But depending how you look at it - he succeeded every time - each time going further than the last.

So if your 'Everest' is in the distance - try some more - success definitely comes with every effort towards the goal you are working towards....

Live your truth

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