Now you can imagine, if you don’t have a deep WHY for climbing this mountain, what kind of torture would it be to debate every day “Is it worth it?”
You have to want to climb because you are truly passionate about mountains. Passion can help make those pains just part of the journey; Passion can help make those suffering just the norm of an expedition life; Passion can help you focus on experiencing the mountain instead of worrying about the outcome.
But Everest is more than just a mountain.
You have to want to climb this mountain beyond just your love for climbing. You need an even deeper why.
Only with a deep why, can you willingly give up the comfort of home and love of family in exchange for two months of suffering;
Only with a deep why, can you courageously make each step despite the fear;
Only with a deep why, can you keep moving forward even when all the odds are against you.
For me, I started this journey because I believed that an ordinary person can climb Everest and achieve extraordinary goals.
I’m on this mountain not only for my own dream, but also for those ordinary people, who believed that because they hadn’t achieved anything outstanding yet, they never would. I wanted to do my best to show everyone what’s possible for them.
For each of us, our why is unique to ourselves and to each situation. It can change over time. The deeper you can answer the why, the more motivation you will get when facing a big challenge.
How does this lesson apply to today?
Passion is more than something we need when we pursue big goals.
It’s the foundation for our happiness in everyday life, especially in times of big challenges.
The deeper you can answer the why, the more motivation you will get.
When you are doing things you are passionate about, you feel ever more energetic every day, your heart is filled with joy, you appreciate all the possibilities life presents.
When you are living with a deep why, you find it easier to stay focused on a daily basis, you see setbacks as normal steps on your journey, you see obstacles as opportunities for growth.
When you are living every day with passion rooted in deep why, the world is so beautiful, your life is so fulfilling, you light up the world around you.
When you are thriving, every dream is possible!