I have read the question English equivalent of the Greek “When Muhammad does not go to the mountain…”? and it is neither an answer to this question, nor are there any answers to the question posed there. I'm looking for an alternative (not an English equivalent) that captures the enormity of the challenge.
I’m trying to title a talk about bringing people to a very complex and immovable problem (moving compute workloads to Exabyte sized datasets). I know the quote “if you cannot bring the mountain to Muhammad, you must bring Muhammad to the mountain” is from Francis Bacon and not pejorative, I worry about the connotations for people reading it without context.
Is there an alternative which similarly implies bringing much smaller people to an enormous “thing” to do their work?
One thing about the great discussion and suggestions so far is they frame it focusing on the size of the problem - I'm looking for ALSO the movement of people.
One that kind of popped in my head was "Leading the Israelites through the Desert to the Promise Land" (why are there so many religious themed ones?) is PRETTY close as well. Is the movement of a person/people TO the problem (especially in that they may be stuck where they are) that gets at the core of what I'm looking for.