Have you ever heard of Tenzing Norgay? No?
What about Sir Edmund Hillary? Of course – the great mountain-climber who was the first to reach the top of Mount Everest. We’ve ALL heard of him.
But his greatest accomplishment wasn’t done alone. He may not even have been the first to reach the top.
Tenzing Norgay was his Sherpa. He guided Hillary up that mountain and may have even stepped on the summit first. In his lifetime, he probably spent more time trekking up and down Everest than any other human being. But you probably didn’t hear about him in the history lessons. (An interesting side note: Norgay never learned to read or write, but spoke several languages.)
Which begs the question – how many great heroes throughout history were only heroes because they had the right Sherpas by their side?
And another question – are you called to be a hero or a Sherpa?