Pursue Your Passion With Purpose
MOST PEOPLE REACH A POINT IN LIFE when they feel compelled to do more and be more. Perhaps they have redefined what is meaningful in life and begin investing their time in things that matter. Perhaps they realize they have been stuck in a rut for far too long and finally choose to do something about it. Or perhaps they reached a milestone birthday and decided to pursue a grand ambition.
In this book, the follow-up to his award-winning Climbing Your Personal Everest, author Mitch Lewiscombines motivational strategies, practical steps, and riveting true-life stories to empower you topursue the passion that is burning within you. Featured story subjects candidly share what promptedthem to take a giant step toward realizing their dreams, how they leveraged their support network,and what they learned along the way that can equip others to fulfill their ambitions.You have probably heard the phrase ordinary people achieving extraordinary things, which maysound simplistic and even trite. But there’s nothing simple or cliché when the description aptlyapplies to actual individuals people much like you who overcame hardships and conquered fears onthe way to achieving their vision. Everyone has something significant they want to do in this life, andthis book will inspire you to push yourself toward greatness.
Climbing Your Personal Everest: A Journey of Self Discovery and Leadership
Gasping for air, Mitch Lewis found himself on his hands and knees at 28,500 feet, in minus-40 degree temperatures and pummeled by 40mph winds. Only a few hours from summiting Mount Everest, Mitch couldn’t breathe, his oxygen tank was empty, and he was trapped in the middle of a Into Thin Air-like storm that would soon claim the life of another climber. Would the merciless, raging elements claim his life, too?
Mitch Lewis is one of a celebrated few people in the world to run a marathon and summit the seven highest mountains on all seven continents. And yet his story is far more than the death-defying escapades of a world-class adventurer. At 45, Mitch was an ordinary, out-of-shape guy, stuck in a rut with a gut, dogged by a nagging, restless feeling that there was more to life than this. With the bold decision to run a marathon in his city, his entire world turned upside down and he found himself on an epic quest: to complete a marathon and climb the highest summit on all seven continents.
His message is simple: If a middle-aged, out-of- shape guy can reinvent his life by running seven grueling marathons and summiting the highest mountains on all seven continents, you can achieve your goals and dreams, too. And it doesn’t matter if what you dream of is a small tweak or a radical do-over of the life you’re living today. In addition to his riveting story, Mitch shares Twelve Principles for Climbing Your Personal Everest, revealing what he’s learned along the way about goal-setting, perseverance, collaboration and more. In doing so, he provides a practical, life-changing, and sometimes humorous look at the things that keep us climbing toward greatness despite the challenges and obstacles life throws our way.
Whether you long to discover something that will fill you with passion and purpose, or whether you’ve identified your dream but don’t quite know how to get from here to there, this book will help you navigate the journey ahead.