If you are a fan of 20th century literature and the turmoil of evolution of nation states, identity and cause, you must
have run across the story of the “Foolish Old Man Who Removed The Mountains.”
In brief, the story goes something like this: in ancient China, there lived an old man with a beautiful house and a bedroom window that overlooked the entire city. However, his view was blocked by two towering mountain peaks. Frustrated at the ripe age of 90, he decided to remove the mountains and enjoy the beautiful unobstructed view before he died.
So, he summoned his two sons and shared the task of digging up the mountains one day at a time. The family of 3 got busy in no time and started hacking away the twin peaks, little by little, everyday.
People around the trio laughed, jeered and mocked them for attempting such an “impossible” task. Fools, dreamers, mad men and other adjectives were thrown their way, but the three remained
undeterred. Everyday, they got their meager tools and dug the mountains only to stop and return the next day.
“As high as the mountains are, they cannot get any higher. But with every dig, they get smaller. When I die, my children will continue. After them, their children, and then their children….till the mountains are finally moved.”
As audacious as it sounds, no task is immovable. With the right tools, people and time, working on the problem with a singular purpose can move any mountain. The above story has been used to
motivate millions to serve a party for the common good. While its inspiration remains timeless, moving mountains is no easy task. Organizational skills such as team building, talent managements, continuous training and money management are crucial to any company’s survival. Lofty intentions alone are not enough to achieve the level of success you envision.
Make sure when you set out to move your mountain…you have these tools in your back pack. This is what shapes the people at Gymscanner. If you have your mountain to move, what are you waiting for? Get started today.
*The story of the man moving the mountains first appeared in 4th century B.C., and has been adapted over the millennia. It found mainstream relevance after the People’ Revolution in China and Mao Zedong referring to removing the twin mountainous blight of feudalism and capitalism. It became essential reading during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 50s.