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Be Courageous: Get Out of the Crowd and Reach New Heights

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John and his friends used to go mountain climbing once every year. This time they have decided to climb mountains in the Swiss Alps.

They reached the famous mountain spot in the Swiss Alps and were surprised to see many people were climbing the mountains.

John and his friends started wearing all the mountain climbing gear and started climbing. In no time they reached the top of the hill.

After reaching the top, the friends thought “Let’s camp here for a while and then go back”.

But John saw another mountain where only a handful of people were trying to climb it. He said to his friends, “Instead of camping here, let’s climb that mountain also. It will be fun and challenging”!

A friend replied, “No way, I have heard people talking about that mountain. It seems the path is very difficult to climb and only a few people are able to climb”.

People who were hearing the conversation made fun of John and said, “If it was easy to climb, why would we be sitting idle here”?

Hearing them, John took that as a challenge and went alone towards climbing the peak.

And two hours he reached the top of the hill. The climbers who were already there welcomed John with a round of applause.

John was very happy to reach the top and he could see the beautiful views of nature.

He then started discussing this with the other climbers and asked them, “While climbing this peak I did not find it was so difficult. Why then are there a lot of people on the lower peak and only a handful of people here? If people could reach that peak, if they put in some effort they can reach here also!”

A veteran climber smiled and said, “Most people in the crowd down there are happy with what they find easy. They never think that they have the potential to achieve more.

Even people who are not happy there don’t want to take any risk. They think that if they take risks, they will lose what they already have.”

The reality is, to reach a new peak, you just need effort. Many of them do not show any courage and they remain part of the crowd their whole life. They also keep complaining about the handful of courageous people and call them lucky!

After hearing this, John thanked the veteran for explaining the importance of courage in our life.

Moral of the story: In our life, many of us just satisfy ourselves and stay in our comfort zone. But to achieve something big, we need effort and courage.

Never stop yourself, have the courage to push yourself out of the crowd. Focus on moving to the handful of people, whom the people called “Courageous People.”

 

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Updated: August 16, 2017