I recently had a discussion with a friend who has set 7 worthwhile goals for themselves.
I confess 7 goals had me thinking and this morning at the auspicious time of 5:30 a.m. I realized it reminded me of Shailee Basnet. (find out more about here by clicking HERE )
I heard this 5 foot tall, 100 pounds young lady at the Vancouver Toastmasters Annual Convention in August, 2017. The title of her speech was “Together We Reach Higher“.
Now you are wondering the connection between 7 goals and this young speaker. This young woman from very humble beginnings in Nepal has achieved amazing accomplishments she set for herself.
At her young age she has climbed all of the seven summits of each of the seven continents. (find out more about the Seven Summits by clicking Here)
- African Plate – Kilimanjaro
- Antarctic Plate – Vinson
- Australian Plate – Puncak Jaya / Kosciuszko
- Eurasian Plate – Mount Everest
- North American Plate – Denali
- Pacific Plate – Mauna Kea
- South American Plate – Aconcagua
Moving on from scary cold climbing now she is doing Motivational Speaking especially focused toward women and even doing Stand-Up Comedy in New York. I believe you can find her on Youtube.
But the thought that I had was that while she had the vision to climb all summits, each of the climbs were individual projects. She would have had to raise money for her team, supplies, travel arrangements, sponsors etc seven separate times although it may have got easier as she became better known.
Each mountain had to be climbed separately, the danger and challenges of each analysed and overcome. Lessons learned and applied and new lessons added with each mountain goal.
My thoughts as I lay there this morning were big visions and goal setting is fantastic and possible but nothing is achieved all at once. Climb one mountain at a time, but while climbing that mountain you will learn and it will help your next, and the next.
But first have the vision, plan how you will succeed, and start taking steps.
The question is really ” Will you be better (closer to your goals) today than you were yesterday?
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
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