Sir Ed Hillary gave us all a gift, management trainer says


I’ve been greatly moved watching the television programmes and tributes about Sir Ed. I am amazed at how one person’s determination, energy and drive focused on a particular goal, enabled an entire region to have education and health care facilities. A story he often told was when at school a particular teacher once assessed him as being physically inadequate and overall, in general, pretty well useless. I like the story because it illustrates how we were at school isn’t an accurate marker to how we are going to be as adults and what we are capable of. Many adults have had school experiences that have knocked their confidence, shaken their self esteem or given them limited beliefs regarding their abilities. The gift Sir Ed has given us, should we wish to accept it, is that we are all capable of great things, if we have personal energy and drive, clear goals, determination and a will to succeed.

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