How To Win Your Personal Race Before It’s Too Late!
Dear Visionary Leader:
When I was privileged to interview Sir Edmund Hillary in his home, in Auckland, New Zealand, he gave me some of the greatest wisdom that I have ever learned so far in this life. It was about taking action. Sir Edmund said, “Once you’ve decided what it is you’re going to do, start right now.”
We talked for a bit about procrastination. I shared my belief that the sin of procrastination has damned more souls to hell than any other sin. It is generally thought of as a benign little sin. Yet, it has likely caused the greatest failures in people who could have achieved a great, divine destiny. Sir Edmund nodded in agreement.
“Once you’ve decided what it is you’re going to do, get started,” Sir Edmund said. “I’m eighty-eight years old now and there are six projects I will never be able to do.”
When he gave the precise number of projects, I was thinking about perhaps another school to build, or a book write. Maybe he needed to clean out his garage. Maybe he needed to take care of some personal matters. Curiosity bit at me, so I asked him, “Would you mind telling me at least one of those things that you will not be able to do?”
He sat quiet for a moment then said, “I’ll be glad to tell you one of them. In 1955, I was the very first one to cross Antarctica.”
He went on to say in essence that he was at the bottom of the earth, crossing Antarctica, and came to a mountain range. He climbed to the top of that mountain range, looked across the glacier and saw animal life and sea life. He thought, I will climb down this mountain, crawl across the ice of that glacier. I’ll get on the other side. I’ll climb the other mountain range and look at the view from there.
But then another thought took hold of him. No, no, no, no, no, that’s not necessary, I’m still a young man, I’ll come back another day, and I will climb down that mountain, I will cross that glacier, I’ll climb the other mountain.
He said that now he was eighty-eight years old. The years came and went and he never got back to that glacier in Antarctica. He was never able to climb that mountain. He was never able to cross that glacier. He was never able to climb the mountain on the other side and he knew he never would since, as he said, “I’m too old now.” In every man’s life there are two seasons. There is a season when time and energy work against us, and there’s season in our life when time and energy work for us. But we never know what season we’re in until we attempt a project bigger than we are. So therefore, whatever you’re going to do, do it right now.”
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It is up to you and me to make sure that we have enough time, energy, and discipline to fulfill our divine destiny. So many people waste their time, waste their energy, and then late in life they try to take on the big stuff only to fail, because they allowed the window of time to close on their dreams. They thought they still had time when, in fact, they did not have the time. They thought they had enough energy when, in fact, they did not have enough energy.
Whatever we’re going to do, we need to do it now. Whatever we’re going to be as leaders, we need to become that now. We have to become the leader that Christ desires for us to be, become the mom and dad that God ordained us to be, become the leader that only we can become in this life. We have to do it before it is eternally too late.
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
Dr. James O. Davis
Cofounder / Billion Soul Network
Cochair / Global Networking