How do you overcome your mountains? The challenges you face both in business and personally – are you dealing with the small mountains to overcome the big?
There’s a fairly well-known phrase that goes, “Stop making mountains out of molehills.” For anyone that’s not aware of it, it’s basically saying that there’s no need to make a big deal out of something much smaller.
Usually it’s aimed at people who make a song and dance about the smallest thing.
You know, the drama queens for whom the wrong kind of butter on movie popcorn is akin to the worst kind of insult you could make, and boy are you going to know about it.
But you know what? I say let’s make mountains out of molehills. Let’s take the small things, make them larger, and let everyone know about it. Why should anything be insignificant or too small to take notice of or worry about?
Would Bill Gates or Steve Jobs have the loyalty and gratitude of millions if they had left their ideas about consumer and business technology as molehills? Maybe instead of being two of the most influential men on the planet today they’d simply be working undiscovered at a small-town IT company.
With the ease in which people can communicate today and with the support network that is social media behind us, we can all turn our molehills into mountains.
Our small idea for a business start up? Throw it to the community and get constructive feedback and help from people who’ve been there and can guide you through the pitfalls.
That dream of making a difference in people’s lives through change and charity? Social media and the people in it can help you spread the message like never before.
When we accept that molehills are the norm and that mountains are scary obstacles to overcome that should be avoided at all costs, we lose the freedom of choice that makes us who we are. We all have greatness inside us – all we need are the tools.
Social media gives us these tools. What say you – ready to start climbing mountains?