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Give me an example of, "Where there is a will, there is a way." What does this

  1. Treasuresofheaven profile image78
    Treasuresofheavenposted 7 years ago

    Give me an example of, "Where there is a will, there is a way."  What does this statement mean.

    1. Arnold Kapank profile image61
      Arnold Kapankposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      No matter what the problem. no matter what the issue, no matter how difficult, no matter what exactly. If I need to do it and I need to do it now. Than I'll wreck my brain and strain every muscle to get results or at least the outcome that I want.

  2. mathslover profile image85
    mathsloverposted 7 years ago

    This means that once someone is willing to do something they will find some way possible to get it done. For example if you need something form a department store and the one which is close to you doen't have it, n you have already told yourself you will get it, then you would find some department store that has it.

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    patspnnposted 7 years ago

    an example of where there is a will there is a way.  Read about Helen Keller from the early part of the last century.  She could not hear or see and medicine and society treated people like that as the ol  old saying go deaf and dumb.  Because she had virtually no way to communicate to the outside world people indeed thought she was dumb and she was raised almost like an animal until a teacher Annie Sullivan broke through her sightless and soundless world, taught her how to read and write and communicate wth the outside world.  Thus Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan broke through insumountable barriers.  They had the will to find the way.  Hope that helped.  Try reading about the obstacles both Keller and Sullivan had to go through.

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    Yarightposted 7 years ago

    That's a great old adage that has inspired many to do wonderful things. In this adage "will" is being used as a verb meaning "to do". "Way" is of course a noun meaning "a method, or plan". So "Where to do there is a method". I know it doesn't sound right, but please let me explain more. "Where there is a will[to do](something/anything), there is a way[method]". One just has to have motivation, and that is what this statement reflects.

    An example: A robin is sitting on a tree branch, and being the early morning riser he is he spots a worm. He wants that worm, so he must fly over to that worm - he does so willingly. He wants so he finds a way.

    I hope this helps.

  5. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Other examples given here are already good, but I may as well as another:

    It means if you want to do something badly enough (have the "will" to do it), you'll figure out how to do it.  Example:  Suppose you were going to make dessert for a dinner party you're having.  Your plan was to bake a cake.  You discover the eggs you have are past the expiration date.  For some reason, you're not able to get to the store to buy more.  So, you go online and find out what you could use as a substitute OR maybe you decide to use the ingredients you DO have to make a different dessert (so you have a dessert for the dinner - just not the cake you had been planning).

    Basically, it means if you want to do something badly enough you'll figure out a way to get it done.

  6. Multiflavour profile image57
    Multiflavourposted 7 years ago

    nice question. Often in certain situations people is stuck. It can be in love, during business negotiation, peace negotiations. To get out from the mud often you must have the will. It is there then you find the way out, you find viable solutions.

    If the will is not there, no common ground is found.

    This statement however can be used in the wrong way sometimes. I am thinking of a case of corruption. Myself living in Africa, I see often people justifying a diversion from set rules mentioning this statement. Or do something that can have dangerous side effects.

  7. Treasuresofheaven profile image78
    Treasuresofheavenposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, I appreciate your responses.  This question really makes you think.  Can you think of incidents in your life when you had to have a will to make a way?

  8. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    This is a statement which has been proven over and over again.  Examples would be the many people who have been in an accident and told by their doctors that "You will never walk again."   Yet they have said in their minds: "Wrong, Doc.  I'm going to walk if it takes me the rest of my life."  They will themselves to go through the pain, turmoil and hard work and - Lo.  One day they're back walking again.    They believe that if they will it, the way will open up for them.   And so often it does.

    Finding an answer to a problem that the majority believe is impossible to solve by willing yourself to never give up until you solve it.  Where you determine with your willpower that a way will be found because you know in your heart that nothing is impossible.

  9. Admiral_Joraxx profile image80
    Admiral_Joraxxposted 6 years ago

    The thirsty crow is one great example of this, remember the infamous story of the crow who found himself exhausted in a desert heavily burned by the heat of the sunlight in mid day. He found a jar with a little water inside. he could reach to it, so he decided to collect stones and put it carefully inside the jar, he do this diligently until finally the water rise up to a height he is capable of drinking from it. He was re-freshened.
    If there's a will, there's a way. Will is the most powerful force in the universe. You can do everything if you have it.

    1. Angela Khan profile image78
      Angela Khanposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      This is a cool example smile

  10. shwetha123 profile image71
    shwetha123posted 6 years ago

    Where there is a will, there is a way means if you have firm determination to do or achieve in your life then you will definitely get the success no one can stop you to achieve your ambition then. For example:

    It was like a day dream when we were talking about to life on Mars a decade ago but now our great scientist are make it possible even though we are still not succeed but its our scientist  will definitely make it possible some day.

  11. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    The statement means that if someone wants something bad enough, h/she will exert the effort to attain it.   There is never a can't or impossible, anything that can be visualized, can be achieved with foresight & effort. This statement brings to mind the little train that CAN.    It is CAN or rather CAN DO attitude that brings into fruition the premise of if there IS a WILL, there DEFINITELY IS a WAY....... 

    Never, EVER listen to the haters, negaters, negaholics, & other negative people who tell you that your dreams, aspirations, & goals are too fantastical, impractical, &/or unrealistic.  You can achieve any dream that you PUT YOUR MIND TO!  Many people have achieved what others believe to be so-called fantastical, impractical, or even impossible given their original/previous circumstances &/or origins.

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    Diana Abrahamsonposted 19 months ago


    If you choose to do do something and follow through with sheer determination.

  13. SAQIB6608 profile image76
    SAQIB6608posted 15 months ago

    It means nothing is impossible for human beings if their will to do is there, In childhood we read the story of thirsty crow and pebbles story, that is a simple reflection to this maxim

  14. lex123 profile image68
    lex123posted 11 months ago

    This is an age-old statement. If you really wish to do something, no matter what obstacles come on your way, you will find a way to achieve it. e.g. if you really want to become a successful author of a book you will find time to write the book, hire an editor to edit it professionally and send it to the agents for getting your book published. In case you fail there for whatever reason, your internal mind won't sit quietly and you will opt for self-publishing and see that  a good number of copies of your book are sold and you achieve your goal.

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    mplo28posted 8 months ago

    To put it another way, if a person really wants something badly enough, they'll generally find a way to get it. 

    If a burglar really wants to break into a house or apartment that has the best and the most secure locks on the windows and door(s), they'll find a way to get in.  Where there's a will, there's a way.

  16. Angela Khan profile image78
    Angela Khanposted 7 months ago

    This statement is just like the statement 'you can do anything you put your mind to'. If someone is determined to do something or achieve something he/she will attain it. For example, when people are left stranded in the wild and have no food or water. The ones who are strong enough and have the will to live will survive by any means. They will eat rats and squirrels but they will survive until they can be found or rescued. Human beings have the capacity to do anything. To learn as many languages as one wants, to climb any mountain, to learn any new skill, to survive in any harsh environment, if only they have the will and determination to do it.

  17. Zainab Nadeem profile image61
    Zainab Nadeemposted 7 months ago

    The statement is a really famous one. As it is clear from the statement that when a person is willing to do something and is determined about a task he/she can achieve it easily. for example if a student is financially weak and can not afford his/her college fees but is willing to study to change his current situation he will do anything to submit his fees even if it is a low grade job. This makes it clear that a person's will can change his future and also make him/her determined to do something in life. when a person is willing to something and has a strong will he/she will find a possible way to get it done.Another example of the statement is that suppose a person has cancer and the doctors tell him that he has just four months left but he is still strong and believes that he can survive so he will visit other doctors as well to find out positive results (if any). if a person loses hope and will he is not able to achieve anything in life. This statement proves that keeping your hopes high can possibly help achieve better.

  18. mrpooper profile image54
    mrpooperposted 7 months ago

    They are siamese twins. They are joined at the back. Will and Way are their names.  Obviously where ever Will is, there is Way.

    I really don't have an answer for this. I think it's a false statement. I have the will to live forever, but there ain't no way! See proven to be false.

  19. Todd Jenny profile image61
    Todd Jennyposted 6 months ago

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  20. The Stages Of ME profile image65
    The Stages Of MEposted 5 months ago

    Hello Sima

    I would have to say, when the body says NO!, and the mind and heart say,Yes!

    This is daily occurrence for myself at times, as I live amongst the waves of a nerve muscle disease. The mind says, go, go, go!
    However the body says, not today. But, "Where there is a will, there is a way." and often the heart conquers the body and the will wins in the end.

    For myself I have a strong faith and it's the strength to my will, my encourager so to speak.

    Have a great day and I hope you always find your encouragement.

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    hafsajawadkhanposted 4 months ago

    It means that  we are granted with some psychological powers which can manipulate us into doing something if we believe  in them. For example, by planning  proper measures and seeking their possible and result oriented outcomes, we can  make things work out our way we desire. Cancer is one such disease where many stories fail to bring positive results lest based on positive mind control and attitude.  People are resilient, upbeat and consistent in their approach when such  diseases as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast cancers and what not are over-powered and defeated. Success is in a person's hand if all the endeavors are concentrated into pursuit of the goal well set and targeted in mind.It is just like  making an optical illusion look real to the audience with such confidence may whatever the actual technique applied. Committing yourself towards achieving a target through all practical means is another way to say if there’s a will, there’s a way.

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    ummi12posted 4 months ago

    Simple answer : if you have desire for something you'll always find the answer for your problem.

  23. Fawadaslam95 profile image72
    Fawadaslam95posted 6 weeks ago

    If you are committed to a cause, you can find a way to achieve that goal no matter how unlikely it may seem. In other words in order to reach a , you have to start walking first, yo will find your way somewhere along the line.
    For Example, if u want to be an actor, but your circumstances do not allow yo to so, first step is to be committed. Once you are committed to your cause you will find a way to achieve your dream.

  24. Tech New Stuff profile image60
    Tech New Stuffposted 5 weeks ago

    Nothing is impossible.