The world is flat

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2016 by mstevensrev

flatworldThe limits that many of us face on a daily basis are self imposed, or the result of systematic failures over history that will not stand. Compared to the manner in which the rest of human history has lived there is not much that we face that cannot be over come. This is highlighted for me at the Digital Travel Conference  in Las Vegas I attended a few weeks ago. The final speaker was Jamie Clarke  a Canadian adventurer, author, filmmaker, inspirational speaker and business leader. Jamie has summited Mt. Everest twice, climbed the Seven Summits, and ridden camels across The Empty Quarter of Arabia. Jamie’s books are best sellers and his films have aired on National Geographic TV. he is also the founder of When Jamie was first mentioned to me I asked the question, “Oh, is that the blind guy?”

When I made the joke to Jamie, he immediately said…you mean Erik Weihenmayer. Erik is the founder of No Barriers.

How wild is it that Jamie has accomplished so much and yet there are others who have gone even further in from their starting place.

This is not to say what you are facing today is not hard, but it is to encourage you that it is possible to overcome the limits and barriers that are facing you today…more possible then perhaps ever in the history of the world.

Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure.

Erik Weihenmayer



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