On having an impact

having an impact requires a decade of moving the ball forward one yard every day, sometimes in a very mundane way, through multi-year ups and downs.

 

On humans, plans and mistakes

Every once in a while, the story you have been working so hard on will fall apart on you, and you’ll remember that life is impossible, and you were dumb to try, and you’ll never make that mistake again. But sometimes story trouble is the best thing that can happen to you. Because when you rely entirely on your original plan, it’s easy to forget just how complicated and contradictory humans can be. Your mistakes and missteps are here to tell you that, if you can just keep from panicking, your story might follow a path you could never have even imagined.

Source: Tim Howard – Transom

On achievement

To Sir Ed, his greatest achievement was not climbing Everest, but helping the people of Nepal.

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The Himalayan Trust is an international non-profit humanitarian organisation working in the Everest region of Nepal. We work with local partners to bring quality education, safe water, and better healthcare to communities living in this remote, mountainous region of Nepal.

Sir Edmund and Louise Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust in the 1960s. Ever since then, they’ve inspired New Zealanders to give their time, money and support to help the people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust.

A large proportion of our funding is raised by generous New Zealanders and we are also thankful for the ongoing support from the New Zealand Aid Programme.

To Sir Ed, his greatest achievement was not climbing Everest, but helping the people of Nepal.

Source: Himalayan Trust New Zealand About us – Himalayan Trust New Zealand

It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great

Research shows that sustainable progress, in everything from diet to fitness to creativity, isn’t about being consistently great; it’s about being great at being consistent. It’s about being good enough over and over again.

Source: It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great