Now Is Your Time

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I hope my New Year blog posts have been helpful.

To achieve your dream you will need to decide for it over and over again. 

  • You must decide for it over opposing circumstances.
  • You must decide for it when it’s inconvenient.
  • You must decide for it when it’s uncomfortable and you don’t feel like it. 
  • You must commit to your dream and befriend the fear, because when you do “a whole stream of events issue from the decision.”

William H. Murray, one of the top five mountain climbers of all time who discovered the southern route of Mt. Everest that made summiting Mt. Everest possible, put it like this: 

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans, namely: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no one could have dreamt would have come their way.” 

— From Absence of Evidence: A Mountaineers Tale by William H. Murray —

A True Story

This is a true story from Murray’s book: 

Edmund Hillary, the first man to ever summit Everest, was putting together a team to try to summit Everest and he went looking for William H. Murray. (Nobody had summited Everest at that time.) Hillary said to Murray, “We want you on our team.” Murray thought to himself, “I would love to be on that expedition.”

Each person had to either have the money or raise the money for the mountain-climbing expedition. Murray asked how much it was. When confronted with the price, he saw no way of coming up with that amount of money. Disheartened, he declined to go and they went without him. 

Hillary’s team had a great expedition, but they didn’t summit Everest. 

A couple of years later Hillary was putting together another expedition. He sought out Murray and said, “We all want you on this team. Come with us this time.” Murray did exactly the same thing. He said “How much is it?” and when confronted with the price he said, “I can’t do it.” Again, the number was more than he believed possible for himself. He declined based on conditions. 

The team goes further up the mountain this time. They learn more but they still don’t summit Everest. 

A couple of years later Hillary comes to Murray again and says, “Listen, we’re going to go one more time. I think we’re going to summit this time because last time when I got off Everest, I looked up at her and I said, “I will climb you because you’re not getting any bigger and I am.” 

This time Murray asked a different question. As he explained in his book, it took all the courage he had, it took every stretch that he could muster, but it caused himself to ask a different question. Instead of asking “how much is it?” he asked, “How much is the deposit?” 

He writes, “When I was told the down payment amount, I knew I could get that amount of money but I had no idea how to come up with the rest.” 

The down payment wouldn’t get him all the way to Everest but he said, “okay and paid the down payment anyway.” 

He said later, in his writings about that moment, 

“Absence of evidence, is not evidence of absence.” 

Absence of evidence is simply absence of awareness. Perhaps you have a Mt. Everest level dream. And perhaps there is no clear path at this point, but that doesn’t mean a path doesn’t exist for you. It just means that you’re not aware enough to be able to see the things you can do to generate the result you want.

When you commit to your dream by taking bold action, “a whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which you could not have dreamt would have come your way.”

Huge mountains aren’t conquered by one person alone. It takes an experienced guide. Imagine how it would feel to have your own personal coach to help you summit your Everest.

Let’s get together for a Discovery Session. (There’s no fee and no obligation,) One of the things that makes me happy is to see people expand their awareness of the possibilities.

We’ll get clarity on your vision for the life that would make you truly happy and I’ll show you the path.  

MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY NOW

There is a power inside you FAR GREATER than any challenge you’re facing. You have incredible power within you. Now is the time. Today is your day to take bold action because, as Goethe said, 

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

And so do you!

Let me show you the way to harness that power and create a life that truly makes you happy. Be bold! Book your Discovery Session here.

I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Much love,

Mardi

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