“Where there is a will, there is a way” that is , when we are determined to do a thing, however difficult it may be, and even apparently impossible, we shall find a way to do it. (Road to success)
The real reason why we do not try to do certain things, or fail to do them when we try, is often because we don’t really want to do them; or, if we really want a thing, our desire for it is feeble. When we really want to do it, we set to work to find excuses, and make mountains out of male hills. Every difficulty is exaggerated, and we so fill our minds with the obstacles in the way, that we think it is impossible of attainment.
Our desire is like a thin, feeble steam of water which is turned aside or blocked by every small obstacle. But a rushing torrent simply sweeps rocks and trees and banks out of its way, and forces itself through or over every obstruction. In the same way, a fierce desire, and a strong determination, will make light of difficulties, and will discover the way to success.(Road to success)
Take the story of pallissy, the French potter in the 17th century. He made up his mind to discover a pure white glaze for china. He was a poor man, and had little education; but for 20 years he worked at his task, trying hundreds of experiments, and failing in all. But he never gave in. his wife and neighbor called him a lunatic, for he ruined himself in his efforts. At last, to get wood to feed his furnaces in the final experiment, he burnt up all the furniture in his house. But he succeeded in the end, and became a famous man. He had the will, and he found the way. (Road to success)
Many a man who became famous as a scholar, artist or businessman had a similar struggle against apparently insuperable obstacles. But their determination to succeed brought them success.
Napoleon said ; the word impossible was not found in his dictionary.