Turning your goals into reality
RUNNING 100km, or reaching a camp on Mount Everest may seem like unachievable goals but two Mackay men have shared just how they did just that.
Frank Marchetti’s goal of making it to Mount Everest began as a teenager and since 2001 he has been there three times.
Speaking at a Young Professionals networking event at Harrup Park, Mr Marchetti said he had set his goal and dream after reading the book Annapurna by Maurice Herzog as a 13-year-old.
“In 2001 I put a plan around that dream and said I need to go to Everest to have a look to see if I could climb it,” he said.
“So I went there and decided for myself, it’s difficult but I think I want to have another look and get a bit closer.”
He revealed his criteria for success on the mountain.
“One, come back alive; two, come back with all my appendages; three, come back having given the summit attempt my very best physical effort and come back uninjured.
“I’m prepared to accept a couple of injuries but I must give it my best shot first.”
Meanwhile, Martin Lambert a financial planner and marathon runner, who has run from Moranbah to Mackay previously, advised researching your goals
“Within all of us, we have the desire to be successful and achieve something and be the better me than yesterday,” he said.
“The number one reason people don’t reach their goals is they lose focus.”
Goals could take time to achieve, Mr Lambert said, and you would learn from your mistakes.
“When a baby starts walking they don’t just stand up and toddle off, no one gives them a hard time,” he said.
“Sometimes you can be so close to your goal when you give up. If you’re trying and not getting there, you’re one step closer to getting there, so try again and see how you go.”
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ADVICE: Frank Marchetti (above) and Martin Lambert spoke about how they achieved their goals at a Young Professionals event at Harrup Park.