Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

You’re Bigger Than Everest

This week, I finished reading Start by Jon Acuff. What a book!

The best recipe for success

Jon is hilarious. You can feel his heart as you read his words. He calls his readers to choose awesome, not average, and punch fear in the face in pursuit of a purpose-filled life. I love that.

I recently wrote in a post about your legacy:

Starting is the best recipe for finishing well – read the post here

If you want to make positive impact on others, you have to start. Overcome your fears and live the life that matters. What is God asking you to do now? What project? What journey?

The way to reach your destination is not by dreaming alone, but by getting up and taking the first step.


You’re bigger than Everest

I’m reading John Maxwell’s book, Talent Is Never Enough and in it he tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary (as told by Robert Schuller).

Hillary was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with a Tibetan friend. Everyone feared to attempt it… until they did.

At a reception before his conquest, Hillary addressed an audience with a picture of Everest behind him and exclaimed:

“Mount Everest, you have defeated us. But I will return. And I will defeat you. Because you cannot get any bigger, and I can”

What an amazing display of courage! What’s the Everest staring you in the face? Face it! The mountain cannot get bigger than it already is but you can. You can grow – spiritually and mentally.

Become bigger than your Everest.

How you conquer fear

Unholy fear cripples you from taking a step of faith. It limits you. But you can conquer slavish fear by starving it. Quit feeding your fears. Quit chewing the meat of “I cannot” and start facing the giants.

Change your appetite today.

How do you deal with fear in your life? What practical steps can you recommend? Share your thoughts.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

5 Replies

  1. Nice! Start is next book on my list to Start. I read Jon’s book Quitter and loved it.

    1. Knowing you with a cup of coffee to hand, you’ll definitely love Start.

  2. DonyaDunlap

    I also just finished reading Start…on the same flight where I met the awesome Debbie (if you read that post). Great book! Awesome, practical advice.

    1. Yup, I’ve read it (the post) and totally agree!

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