It’ll never happen. … I can’t do this. … Good investing is a fantasy. … Home ownership is a thing of the past. … This is Impossible!
What holds a Man back from committing? For some, the lack of commitment comes down to two simple words ~ The Impossible. Who determines the impossible? The hard truth and answer to that question may surprise you. Each Man determines what is impossible for himself. He looks at the task ahead and utters those two words which provide an easy escape route for his potential. After all, how could a Man possibly be held to an impossible standard? What makes him so much “better” than anyone else? There are limitations … Right?
THE IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind man in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest. On August 20, 2008, when he stood on top of Carstenz Pyramid, the tallest peak in Austral-Asia, Weihenmayer completed his quest to climb the Seven Summits – the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Erik is joined by fewer than 100 mountaineers who have accomplished this feat. Additionally, he has scaled El Capitan, a 3300-foot overhanging granite monolith in Yosemite; Lhosar, a 3000-foot ice waterfall in the Himalayas; and a difficult and rarely climbed rock face on 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya
In September, 2003, Erik joined 320 stellar athletes from 17 countries to compete in the Primal Quest, the richest and toughest multi-sport adventure race in the world: 457 miles through the Sierra Nevada’s, nine days, sixty thousand feet of elevation gain, and no time-outs. Averaging only two hours of sleep a night, Erik and his team surged past the finish line on Lake Tahoe, becoming one of the 42 teams to cross the finish line out of the 80 teams that began.
After Erik’s Mt. Everest ascent, Braille without Borders, a school for the blind in Tibet, invited him to teach its students mountaineering and rock climbing. His many climbs gave the teenagers the courage to excel in a culture which affords few opportunities for the blind. Erik and six Everest team members went to Tibet in May 2004 to train the students, and then in October led them on a climb to the Rombuk Glacier on the north side of Mt. Everest. Once seen as pariahs, the teenagers ultimately stood together at 21,500-feet., higher than any team of blind people in history. In addition to being a world-class athlete, Erik is also the author of the book, Touch the Top of the World. The book was made into a feature film which aired on A&E in June, 2006.
MAKING IMPOSSIBLE >>> POSSIBLE
Erik Weihenmayer didn’t wake up one morning and say to himself … “I think today would be a great day to climb Everest …” Erik made a decision and commitment to what many Men would say is something impossible. I’m not suggesting every Man climb Mt. Everest. But I am suggesting a Real Man can do extraordinary things if he commits and takes real actions.
- Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” ~ Mark 10:27 (NIV)
Can you be financially successful? Yes! Can do what other men say is impossible? Yes!
To be a Real Man with Money you must refuse to limit yourself with “The Impossible.” However, we also shouldn’t ignore what is real or an obstacle. God said with Faith we can move mountains, but he didn’t say not to bring a shovel. Have you committed to becoming a Real Man with Money? If you have, then let’s put that commitment to the test!
Start by completing the Real Man Financial Health Assessment . It’s time to calculate the cost of what you’ve been doing and currently where you are financially.
The Real Man Financial Health Assessment will help you evaluate your current financial habits, calculate your current income streams, and evaluate your net worth. While this certainly isn’t everything we need to do, it begins to demonstrate a willingness to look in the mirror and be truthful with our self.
A Real Man with Money tests “The Impossible!”