That is why this hexagram, although is connected with success, is associated with the effort of the will.
The pushing upward is made possible not by violence but by modesty and adaptability.
Since the individual is borne along by the propitiousness of the time, he advances. He must go to see authoritative people. He need not be afraid to do this because success is assured. But he must set to work, for activity brings good fortune.
Within the earth, wood grows:
The image of Pushing Upward.
Thus the Superior Man of devoted character
Heaps up small things
In order to achieve something high and great.