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February 23, 2009

Motivational Mondays - "I'm Still Growing!"

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.

He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don't understand that Hillary had to grow into this success.

You see, in 1952 he attempted to climb Mount Everest, but failed.

A few weeks later a group in England asked him to address its members. Hillary walked on stage to a thunderous applause. The audience was recognizing an attempt at greatness, but Edmund Hillary saw himself as a failure. He moved away from the microphone and walked to the edge of the platform.

He made a fist and pointed at a picture of the mountain. He said in a loud voice, "Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time because you've grown all you are going to grow... but I'm still growing!"

Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R.
Much like any obstacle we face in life, as tall as Mt. Everest or a small bump in the road, they don't get any bigger. In fact, as we grow, they seem to appear smaller. Keep growing, knowing any failure is just a set-back, and an invitation to new opportunities.

Never give up. Success is always just around the corner.

Many Blessings....
Hugo and Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

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  1. Hi Hugo & Roxanne

    I hope I will always be growing and never stop growing. All of us keep getting better and better in our live time. Never give up, no matter what.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  2. Hi Hugo & Roxanne .. great post .. I hadn't heard that story before .. it's really interesting that people persevere .. to achieve & no obstacle will stand in their way .. until they achieve .. through belief that they can do ..

    Thank you - Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

  3. Hi Giovanna,

    That's exactly why we fell in love with this short story. We, too, hope to continue to grow!

    Thank you so much for your comment. We always enjoy you comments.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  4. Hi Hilary,

    We can never give up because Success and Achievement are just around the corner. If we throw in the towel and quit, we'll never know the taste of success.

    Thank you for your comment. They always so much value to our posts.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve


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