Everest is not a mountain you climb in a day” said Krushna Patil second youngest Indian woman who had summitted  the highest peak. She had said this   in her interview to HT on last Sunday. And we got to trust and believe her because she has achieved  what many cannot even dream of. Similar sentiments can be echoed for any other project that we want to achieve  in our life.  Our  dreams and desires ,our  aspirations and ambitions can be achieved provided we know what we want and how do we  approach life to go  for it . It may not happen in a day certainly but if and when we are  able to achieve this,  it  will give us a great high as it must have given to Krushna when she had summitted the peak for the first time .

It is an agreed fact  that a positive and objective mind set is the prerequisite to high achievements in life  but besides the positivity of the mind it is also the preparation of the spirit and body to put in our  best of toil, sweat  and tears in the achievement of any task that we set out to do for ourselves in our lives.

They say that  Rome was not built in a day but they should also say that Rome was built by intelligent planning and foresight , by deploying men and material who had toiled for years together to build a town we commemorate  as Rome today. The beauty of Rome obviously attracts all of the mankind today also to utter such epithets for its praise.

I am tempted here to borrow another sentence from the article of Colleen Braganza ( the article appeared in Hindustan Times June14, 2009) where the  author writes about the summitters of the Mount Everest , ” You do not conquer Mount Everest .The mountain allows you to climb her “. Life too allows us to live it the way we want to live . A good , healthy, peaceful life full of happiness and mirth for all. However as the mountain does not allow any climber   to take to it lightly , same way the life expects  some seriousness from us . The mountain wants climbers to have respect for its highs and lows , the peaks and slopes and walk over them with a climbers’  discipline;  same way life too tells us to develop a healthy attitude towards the ups  and downs, the stills and the   movements that our day to day living brings into our folds. It wants us to adopt a   salubrious attitude that displays neither overt exhilaration and jubilation over the minor achievements nor a depressing passivity  and submission to the major upheavals . The life will then expect us to get into the nascent hope of climbing yet another of its peak after coming out of the previous palate of  high or low served by it to us on the platter. The climbers many a times have to strategically assess their position on  way to the peak of the mountain and decide whether to stay put at one place , to move forward, or even take a step backward to let the weather clear up before they start climbing again . The same way   we too have to devise our strategies to meet our  career and  life’s ambitions. Moving forward appears   good and keeps everyone associated with us happy except possibly our  healthy rivals. But  it is always the stagnation or the  need to take a step backward that causes ripples into the society in which we live and spend our 24 hours everyday. It could either have raised eyebrows or the depressive sounds of false  sympathy.

But the warriors of life and the climbers of the peaks should not pay heed to such sounds  and ripples . They should rather  rededicate themselves to  the task of building up bridges and tunnels again  to clear up their road to success and glory that life allows them to achieve .And to do   that we will have to first of all take out the fear of losing out.We must not allow our minds to get coloured by the elephis of suspicions and doubts on our own capabilities .We must  clear all kinds of cobwebs of non achievements from our mindsets by believing that we and only we are capable of bringing  magnificence and greatness back into our lives by the solemn commitment to build up our lives again.

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