4 days ago
WATCH FULL EPISODE // LINK IN BIO | There’s a danger in putting the cart before the horse - talking about goals where the appearance of success can be a mirage. In reality, behind any confidence or illusion of accomplishment on the horizon more likely lies a failure. In a day and age where our world is driven by content, we are sometimes forced to verbalize our present-moment ideas, which exposes us (me) to not just letting myself down, but those around me, as well. Conversely, stating our goals publicly makes us accountable to them.
By the numbers, the likelihood of @estebantopomena and me summiting Everest via a new route, without supplemental support or oxygen is about 10%. Regardless, there is value in putting this out there. It’s an opportunity to address the central tenets required in following goals to their ends, regardless of the outcome…to share in that singular human experience. My external goal of climbing a route like this on Everest mirrors my internal journey in getting there…We all have similar interior mountains, navigating and journeying through peaks of inspiration and valleys of self-doubt.
My hope in sharing this story is not to celebrate a potential end, but rather to give light to the means by which all ends are achieved. The hope is that regardless of success or failure, a peek behind the curtain can act to inspire others to give voice to the pieces inside which can be defended over the roar of our own and others doubt.