Article

Helena Mcaleer
Helena Mcaleer 11 October 2014
Categories Video advertising

How to Make the Impossible Possible (Video)

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton climbed Mt Everest at the age of 22.



Please introduce yourself.

Hi, my name is Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton and in 2012 I became part of the youngest ever team to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. In 2012, I was 22 years old and clearly, this is quite a young age to attempt something as dangerous as challenging as climbing Everest. 

Where does inspiration come from for you?

For me, I think my inspirations for doing that came from a very natural place. They were my friends, my family, my heroes, the heroes in mountaineering and sport, past and present. Actually, come to think of it, they were people who made the impossible possible and the difficult look very easy. The people who spend time, they’re not overnight superstars, but they spend time crafting their skills for years and years to make something that they want to achieve, basically perfection.

                       

A good example is obviously, Roger Federer, who is a master at tennis. Other examples, less notable people that I admire is the people like David Palmer an unknown superstar in the world of sport. A good question is how do you turn an idea into reality? Now, I think it’s very simple. There’s two key factors; one is luck. You can’t really control that. The second is hard work. With hard work, the key is in the name you basically have to work and work and work and do your homework for every possible interval. Break down what you’re trying to achieve into goals and that is, I think, the key to success. Breaking it down and then just work and work and work. When you want it as much as you want to grieve, which is a good term I’ve heard, then you probably want enough.

                       
Interestingly enough, I know I said that luck is not something you could affect. But actually, there’s a good saying that the more you train, the luckier you get. That is true, the more you try to achieve something, the luckier you get because daily, daily, daily trying to achieve something and really push yourself. Maybe pushing yourself to the limit whatever it is you’re trying to do and obviously, a lucky break might just come your way the more you train and the more you practice.

 

What are you going to talk about at Inspiration?

At Inspiration, I’ll be speaking about my personal motivations and inspirations I’ve used on Everest. Now obviously, it’s quite a dangerous place, so my inspiration might be a little bit different from other people who just focusing solely on business. But for those who aren’t so interested with the -30 degrees summit on Mount Everest and a very wind-chilly type of place, is also something for the business. Because I’ll be relating my inspirations from Everest back into a business setting which is currently where I work. I work the oil and gas industry and I’m going to show you how I can take my inspiration and apply it pretty much everything I’ve done and I’m sure pretty much anything you can do. Because Everest is a great metaphor for business and it really does apply to all walks of life. I’m looking forward to seeing you there and hopefully share some of my inspiration and also be inspired myself. Thank you.

 

Hear from Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton who at the age of 21 climbed Mt Everest at ’Inspiration-Think Again’ on the 23rd of October at the Royal Geographical Society, London - http://inspiration.london

Please login or register to add a comment.

Contribute Now!

Loving our articles? Do you have an insightful post that you want to shout about? Well, you've come to the right place! We are always looking for fresh Doughnuts to be a part of our community.

Popular Articles

See all
Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

What's the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why does it matter? The answers may surprise you.

Julie Cave
Julie Cave 14 July 2016
Read more
4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

It goes without saying that a company can't do without digital marketing in today's world.

Digital Doughnut Contributor
Digital Doughnut Contributor 5 November 2014
Read more
Predictions for the Future of SEO

Predictions for the Future of SEO

Unless you’re a search engine optimization expert, odds are you’re not familiar with what awaits the SEO strategy in the future. Media marketing is constantly changing and therefore marketing strategies have to conform and adapt in order to stay on track.

Tony Solomon
Tony Solomon 18 July 2017
Read more
Eight Key Criteria To Help You Choose The Right CMS

Eight Key Criteria To Help You Choose The Right CMS

In this post, we flag up eight of the most important criteria you should be using to assess a CMS, and to compare different software providers.

Linus Gregoriadis
Linus Gregoriadis 18 July 2017
Read more
Get Your Emails Opened with These 7 Expert Subject Line Tricks

Get Your Emails Opened with These 7 Expert Subject Line Tricks

The funny thing is, subject lines aren't rocket science—your subject line should describe the content inside of your email. Plain and simple, right? The best subject lines give your readers a glimpse of what they can look forward to when they open your emails.

Shelby McGuigan
Shelby McGuigan 21 July 2017
Read more