December 8, 2008

Three Cups of Tea aka You Can Do It

Whatever you strive to do in your life, you can do it. If you want to build a pool full of money so you can dive it into like Scrooge from duck tales, you can do it. If you want to make a movie about time traveling professors, you can do it. Because honestly if Greg Mortenson can build 30 schools in Pakistan you can do it.

Lost in the Himalayas after a failed attempt at the beast of mountain called K2, Greg Mortenson found himself in a small village in mountainous Pakistan. After the villagers nursed him back to health, he promised to return and build them a school. And although he had no house, no money, and didn't speak in the language, he returned with supplies and build a school for the villagers. Oh yeah, he then returned and build more than 30 schools all around Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He also started a non-profit group called the Central Asia Institute dedicated to building more schools and helping community. His story is chronicled in the awesome book "Three Cups of Tea," which I recommend to all of you.

So if you are ever doubting whether you can achieve your goals, think of Mr. Mortenson, I mean, if he can travel around the world, to help children, you can do anything you put your mind to, even if it involves swimming in money.

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