Hi. This is Marcy, with Private Banking Concepts. I want to tell you a little bit about a dream that I had.
First of all, there’s some words that I like to repeat to myself, that I read a long time ago, in a book. It goes kind of like this, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, you can achieve.”
I remembered those words because they were important to me. I’ve had to really work hard in life. Sometimes I feel like life has been hard on me. I just knew that, whatever I could conceive and believe, I truly can achieve. I really wanted to recognize that and be determined in everything I do. I can be somewhat competitive, but, I also know, that if I just stay the course, I will achieve what it is that I’m looking to achieve.
A few years ago, I had a goal, and that was to climb a mountain. I get to live in the most beautiful place in the world. I live in a small, rural mountain town. It’s just a lovely village. It’s a place where my backyard, is truly my playground.
I have loved to hike every since I was little. I’ve always said, that, “I may not be good at a lot, but there is one thing I’m very good at, and that is hiking.” I do love it.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe. I had a dream board. I have a dream board. On that dream board, I had a specific mountain that I really wanted to attain the summit.
A girlfriend, she told me one day, on her dream board was something similar. Not the same mountain, but something similar. We decided, a year in advance, to find out a little bit about this mountain, and how we could climb it, and summit it together. We started to read books. We started to learn about the country that the mountain is in. We started learning how far it would be to fly there … the costs. We actually looked up people … they’ve actually been to the summit, which is where we wanted to achieve.
As our year began, and we began to research this mountain, I really wanted to find out, what does it look like? I really wanted a visual of what the ground looked like … what the terrain looked like. I wanted to talk to people, who had been where I am but had attained, what I was looking to attain.
I really was so excited to begin my training. I would get up regularly, and run, and walk. I would try and be outside when it was super cold and super windy. Where I live, we get to experience super windy. As we began to realize what some of those elements would be like, I wanted to know what it would be like on the side of a mountain for days, and not be able to come back in.
Again, I just continued to tell myself, “I will summit that mountain. Whatever the mind of man can achieve, and bring itself to believe, I can achieve.” As the time approached, we had done so much research. We had read. We had really found out what we needed to know from this side, but not from the climbing side.
First of all, I have to tell you a little piece of this story. I’m very fearful of flying. I’m getting better, but I’m very fearful of flying. I was going to be flying for 19 hours, to my location. That was my first hurdle. I really had to talk myself through that hurdle.
The second hurdle was, I was going to a country where I didn’t speak the language. I was very concerned about that. We were going to get to this country in the middle of the night. Again, whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe if I wanted to achieve this goal, this dream, I was going to have to get somewhat uncomfortable.
Again, we make it to our destination, and our porters are there to greet us. For two days, they go over what we are going to need to be prepared for. They had actually been where we want to go. They have experienced so many different experiences.