5 key lessons from Hilda Baci’s Coo-ka-thon and her historic achievement

5 key lessons from Hilda Baci’s Coo-ka-thon and her historic achievement

Hilda Bassey Effiong, the 27-year-old Nigerian Chef and owner of MyFoodByHilda Restaurant, has made history by breaking the world cooking record. Her non-stop cooking marathon is lasted for an impressive 100 hours, 40 minutes, surpassing the previous Guinness World Record set by Indian chef Lata Tandon in 2019. Hilda’s remarkable achievement has not only captured the attention of Nigerians but also garnered global recognition.

To attain this coveted world-class record, Hilda must comply with several conditions, some of which include standing throughout the four-day cooking period, consuming only food, water, fruit juice, and glucose, and not being allowed to take any stimulants or energy drinks to artificially enhance her energy levels or physical strength. Furthermore, Hilda must cook around the clock without any sleep for four nights and is only permitted a mere five-minute break per hour.

Hilda’s remarkable achievement has captured the attention of Nigerians and garnered global recognition. Her impressive feat holds valuable lessons for us all.

  • Persistence & Determination: Hilda’s success highlights the importance of persistence and determination in achieving any goal. Her unwavering commitment to the challenge’s strict conditions demonstrates her resilience and focus.
  • Positive attitude & Mindset: A positive mindset is essential for success. For her to commit to 100 hours indicates that she saw the glass half full rather than half empty. Even the most challenging tasks become achievable with a positive mindset.
  • Self Belief: Believing in oneself is the first step towards achieving any goal. When we have doubts, it is our responsibility to face our fears and do what we have to do.
  • Showing Up for Oneself: Success attracts attention and support, and showing up for oneself is the first step in garnering that support.
  • The Power of Support: The power of a supportive community should not be underestimated. When pursuing a goal, don’t hesitate to reach out for help, as kindness and support from unexpected places and people can be truly transformative.

I am inspired and proud of her achievement. It’s clear that setting a lofty goal and working tirelessly towards it can lead to tremendous success. Hilda’s example shows that with persistence, a positive mindset, and the support of a community, anything is possible. Above all, we all have to cultivate the habit of showing up for ourselves – it is the first step towards achieving anything meaningful.

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