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Things to Think About - It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

By Pepper de Callier

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

What wonderful words which help us understand how it is that one acquires what I feel is one of the most important traits for success in life and in business: Mental Toughness. Mental toughness is having the ability to grasp the challenge, consider your options, and do what you know needs to be done, when it needs to be done. Mental toughness is a sine qua non to anyone who strives to be the best them they can be. The effort may indeed be daunting, but the benefits can last a lifetime.

Till next time…



About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at www.pragueleadershipinstitute.com  



Things to Think About Series by Pepper de Callier:

Things to Think About (By Pepper de Callier)
Who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear a word you’re saying
The secret to success is to maintain enthusiasm between failures
When you are the anvil, hold you still.  But, when you are the hammer, strike your fill
Success is getting what you want.  Happiness is wanting what you get
I am not an Athenian, I am not a Greek, I am a citizen of the world
When I’m afraid of losing, I never win
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear
Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, ... 
How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are