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Things to Think About - It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

By Pepper de Callier

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

What wonderful words which help us understand how it is that one acquires what I feel is one of the most important traits for success in life and in business: Mental Toughness. Mental toughness is having the ability to grasp the challenge, consider your options, and do what you know needs to be done, when it needs to be done. Mental toughness is a sine qua non to anyone who strives to be the best them they can be. The effort may indeed be daunting, but the benefits can last a lifetime.

Till next time…

About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at