Where There’s a Will There’s a Way !

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One of the most popular proverbs. A 400-year old proverb /quote / idiom that basically glorifies determination. Before i try to express my opinion on the subject, i will first try to compare the many definitions of this idiom.

According to Cambridge dictionary :

used to mean that if you are determined enough, you can find a way to achieve what you want, even if it is very difficult

It’s a pretty short and to the point definition, even-though it is a bit dry and with no soul.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary :

used to say that if someone has the desire and determination to do something, he or she can find a method for accomplishing it

Another dry definition, short to the point and with no soul.

Most definitions and explanations are the same, dry, short and to the point, but here’s one from the university of missouri that i did like:

Where there’s a will, there’s a way means if someone really wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, even if there are things that make it hard to do. This may be used in a positive sense, such as talking about a tireless worker who gets a hard job done. It can also be used in a negative sense, like when talking about a drug addict who will do anything to get their drugs.

My opinion: Will look at this idiom from a purely business and entrepreneurship point of view.
To start, this entire idiom can be replaced by one word: hustle. Check the definition of hustle.

In business hustle or hustlers is having the will to find a way …

This might apply to launching a product, service or business in general.
Can apply to raising funds or capital.
Can apply to getting your product into retail stores.
Or can apply to growth, sales, marketing, partnerships, or a long list of metrics/ actions that require a lot of determination and sometimes a bit of luck.

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Abdallah Alaili

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