The other night I was watching a movie about those Rugby players that got stranded in the mountains.
It was based on the book, “Alive,” and it’s a horrible, tragic and uplifting story all at the same time.
These guys were on this plane, on a way to a match. The plane crashed. They were high up in the mountains, where there was plenty of snow.
They could melt the snow for water, but after a while, they started to run out of whatever little food was on the plane.
If you’re not familiar with the story, what comes next is pretty gruesome. Most people, when it comes to survival, will do some pretty nasty things to stay alive.
These guys started eating the dead.
Now, most of us would like to think that we would “never” do something like that, but the desire to stay alive is pretty strong. We don’t really notice it until we’re pushed into a corner.
The truly sad part was they were very near a village, and they didn’t realize it. Only when a couple guys decided to look over the next hill, just in case, did they see how close they’d been to civilization the whole time.
Of course, the people that died would still have died. But they wouldn’t have had to eat them, and carry that experience with them the rest of their lives.
This story is a perfect metaphor for most of our lives. We feel like we’re miles and miles away from getting what we want, but we’re much, much closer than we think.
Most of use live lives in “quiet desperation” because we think whatever we’re getting is as good as we can get.
Truth is, you are capable of much, much more. Even if you’re a multi millionaire who’s created hundreds of successful businesses from the ground up, there’s much, much more that you can do.
That’s because deep within all of us is the spark of genius, creativity, incredible and relentless problem solving ability.
All we’ve got to do is interact with others, and find people that resonate with us and our ideas, that will help us get there.
Learn to do this, and you’ll find that that massive success you’ve been dreaming about is just over the next hill.
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