The story of Dashrath Manjihi is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Manjihi’s young wife fell crossing Gehlour hills and because of the isolation, he was unable to get her to medical attention. Her injuries resulted in her death.
Manjihi resolved then to dig through the rocks of Gehlour hills so that his village could gain easier access to medical help. It took him 22 years to complete this task (from 1960 – 1983)! He was mocked and rebuked for his tenacity, but his 22 years of effort reduced the distance between the two sectors of the Gaya district from 34 miles to less than 10 miles. This, of course, allowed for those in his village to obtain better access to medicine and numerous other supplies.
Most of us do not need that level of tenacity to accomplish what we have set out to do. Yet, if we would model Manjihi’s commitment to those initiatives we want (and need) to achieve, the results could be extraordinary. Finding that drive and discipline to impact the change will make a difference!!
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