Success can feel like moving a mountain

Moving a mountain

Success means only one thing… Winning. Every human being wants to be successful. 

There is not a single individual who doesn’t want the best this life can offer. Nobody enjoys crawling, living in mediocrity, missing out, feeling like a second class, or feeling forced to do something against their will

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“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd” — Miguel de Cervantes

Success is something personal, it means different things for different people.

Can be related to personal prosperity, a fine home, holidays, financial security, taking care of children and their future. It can also mean getting admiration, being looked up to by people. It can be freedom from worries, fears, or frustrations. For some, it can be related to self-respect, getting more out of life, being able to do more than other people.

Putting it in simple words…

Success means winning

It’s not only about winning in a competition, is about winning at whatever we put our mind into.

However, winning is never easy. It is as hard as climbing a mountain. It requires effort, time, mental and physical energy. There is an old story stating that “If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart, but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them”. That sounds refreshing, inspiring and some people really can connect with these words. It sounds easy, but it’s not that simple.

Some people might think that this is nonsense. It is true that you can’t simply go to a mountain and say “Mountain, go and throw yourself into the sea”, and expect it to actually do that.

It is true that you simply can’t wish away a mountain, no matter how much you believe. Also, you can’t simply wish yourself into a leadership role, you can’t wish yourself into your dream job, or wish yourself into a big house on the coast of the ocean. In the end, that’s not even the point. The point is that when we accept something as impossible, it becomes impossible. But when we accept that something can happen, when we believe that we can do something, there might be a chance.

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Embracing an I can do it attitude

When we start to accept that something might happen, when we embrace an I can do it attitude, something changes inside us. This attitude generates power, energy and in time it leads to the development of skills. Embracing I can do it attitude leads to How to do it skill.

If you are one of those people that still believe that moving a mountain is impossible, consider the story of Dashrath Manjhi. He was a man born in India. He raw away from his home at a young age and worked as a miner. After few years he returned to his village and married a young girl. They lived in a beautiful but isolated village.

One day, Manjhi’s wife got badly injured and died. They could not get help, because the closest town with a doctor was 55 km (34 miles) away. This distance was not a straight line though, it was a path that circled a steep hill.

Losing his wife was a remarkable experience for Manjhi. He decided to cut a roadway through that hill so that people in the village could have access to medical care. It took 22 years, but he managed to carve a path through solid rock. This path reduced the distance from 55 km to 15 km. He said, “When I started hammering the hill, people called me a lunatic”.

Manjhi’s story proves that when people embrace the I can do it attitude, they will find a way.

Now it’s YOUR turn

  1. How do you approach a hard challenge, with enthusiasm or carefully?
  2. What success is for you?


Through this article series, we are helping you build a solid mindset. We are strong believers that once we can understand a subject, we can engage with the idea or refuse it altogether. Both ways are helping us grow and develop our own way of seeing the world.

In the end, everything starts with us, with our mind, our self, and even our stories. Choose to act now on Studylia.

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