Climb Ev­ery Moun­tain

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The in­scrip­tion on the wall beck­on­ing all vis­i­tors at the im­pos­ing façade of the Hi­malayan Moun­taineer­ing In­sti­tute, Dar­jeel­ing, reads thus, “May you climb from Peak to Peak”. The mu­seum within de­tails the val­our, grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion of all the Ever­est he­roes: those who made it to the Hi­malayan heights, those who tried and did not, and the hard­ship associated with climb­ing the high­est peak. The climb from peak to peak is all about the stu­pen­dous team ef­fort, at­ti­tude, will power, for­ti­tude, dis­ci­pline, sac­ri­fice and en­durance re­quired to put a cou­ple of in­di­vid­u­als on the top.

For the achiev­ers, the need to dream beyond what is pos­si­ble, pas­sion for the job, en­thu­si­asm and sense of pur­pose are the prime tasks. The at­ti­tude to set clear goals, pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance even when the results are not vis­i­ble, and the abil­ity to take fail­ure in one’s stride sets these men and women apart. Pos­i­tive thinking is crit­i­cal.

Even with tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions, the hu­man spirit still re­mains the big­gest as­set, and team work, the best sup­port sys­tem. Ev­ery mem­ber in the team can make a dif­fer­ence — un­der­stand­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and di­a­logue are the foun­da­tion, and the fo­cus is on hu­mil­ity — the need to “over-per­form and un­der­play”.

To be a team player since one never has all the an­swers is a re­minder of the su­per­hu­man ef­fort of hun­dreds of team mem­bers who make it pos­si­ble for a few to at­tain glory. We need to dream beyond what is pos­si­ble, and never ever give up, but keep try­ing and mov­ing on.

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