Have you ever heard tales of the seemingly impossible?
I have and often thought ‘wow’ + ‘how’?
Here’s one of them…
“Take the survival tale of Swedish adventurer Göran Kropp. In October 1995, he left Stockholm, Sweden, on a bicycle and rode it to the base of Mount Everest, arriving there in April 1996.
He climbed Everest, reaching the summit with no oxygen mask and no help from Sherpas.
He descended the mountain and eventually pedaled back to Sweden. If someone invited you
to undertake such a wild adventure, you might say: “That’s impossible!” or “You’re crazy!”
As it turns out, it’s not impossible. It’s hard — really hard — but doable under the right circumstances. The cliché is true: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Seemingly unsurmountable challenges confronting your business, sports, health and fitness, and relationships are far more manageable than you might imagine.” (De Sena)
I’m less inclined these days to only think ‘wow’!
Cos I wanna be more in awe of my own life and what I can stretch myself to realize then anyone else around me.
The tales of the impossible are no longer only stories of inspiration and awe, but reminders of what I’m capable of doing in my own context.
It might not be a bicycle to Everest, but the opportunity for a quest always remains.
One to be taken one day at a time + with up’s and downs…and a healthy dose of courage + never giving up.