What is it in the human spirit which compels him to accomplish great things, to compete to the best of his ability?
I had a wonderful conversation with a Coloradan who had spent seven winters in Antarctica several years ago and he was telling me of an opportunity he had to meet Sir Edmund Hillary who was visiting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his founding of Scott Base. We chatted for a bit about the chance encounter and I asked the fellow if Hillary had said anything that stood out to him over the years.
After thinking about it for a minute he said that what stood out most in his memory of the meeting was Hillary’s matter-of-factness when describing his spectacular accomplishments. Hillary apparently saw himself as an ordinary fellow who had sufficient motivation to accomplish the goals he set before himself. He didn’t see his capabilities as being particularly outstanding, rather, he had sufficient determination to succeed with those with which he was equipped.
Will – determination and motivation – can help you maximize your capabilities. Properly applied, they can help you overcome limitations you may have not thought possible to overcome.