on Jan.31, 2013, under make it happen
The mountain and the concept of climbing the proverbial mountain plays a big part in the corporate identity at naseba.
…. Everyone wants to get to the top of their mountain, but we often forget that achievement doesn’t happen over night.
Many people have goals/dreams — summits they want to achieve, but for lots of reasons … the goals/dreams go unfulfilled.
Ultimately, these dreams end up becoming things we should have and could have, but didn’t do.
Think about how many times you have stopped going after a goal or challenge … just because it became difficult, or you fell down on your climb.
Instead of getting back up and keep climbing, too many people get back up, quit climbing and essentially … walk back down the mountain, in search of easier mountains to climb.
Last year, I started the “naseba Rolex explorer challenge” to get our 230+ employees from more than 30 nationalities to go after a personal goal; a goal that has nothing to do with work, and try to achieve it.
“Achievement” is all about consistency and focus. And not stopping just because something becomes difficult.
The winner of last year’s challenge, Kavana Basavaraj, credit control manager who works in our Bangalore, India office — without any running experience, started to run.
Over 9 months, she ran three full marathons, and finished a 50 mile race, all the while getting into the best shape of her life.
Although the challenge is all about “achievement,” it isn’t just about doing something physical.
It’s about consistency and focus and going after a goal/dream until the end.
In 2012, out of the several finalists, this year’s vote came down to two candidates who both achieved a fantastic personal challenge, one being a physical challenge, and the other being a dream/goal.
Mohamed Kurshid from Pakistan, the infrastructure manager in our Dubai office, decided to train in the gym with the goal to achieve the ability of being able to do 1,000 push ups in one hour – a goal he achieved with more than 1,100 completed within one hour. An incredible physical achievement that I personally witnessed.
Adam Fletcher from England, the General Manager of our Kuala Lumpur office dreamed for many years about learning to fly, and he set his challenge to learn to fly in 2012, with the goal to achieve his ppl and fly solo within 11 months — a goal he achieved and completed 13 solo flights, and even hired a small Cesena and took his wife to Thailand for the weekend.
While both achievements are exceptional, Adam Fletcher is the winner of our 2012 “Rolex explorer challenege” because learning to fly, and flying solo 10+ times within 9 months, all the while having a family and a full time job is something remarkable. He took classes at night, on the weekends, never missed work and he over performed on his office target for 2012.
Think of your own personal challenge this year.
Maybe its to learn a new language, or lose weight or go after that dream you have always dreamed of doing … but, whatever mountain you choose to climb – go after it until you reach the summit.
Congratulations Adam Fletcher — the winner of our 2012 rolex explorer challenge.