Impossible is Just a Word
Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of
being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn't fantasized
about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn't
dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times
have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately,
our dreams remain just that - dreams. And our aspirations
easily collect dust in our attic.
This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing
exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up
in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing.
But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we
learned to aim higher.
The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible.
Most people get hung up thinking I can't do this. It's too
hard. It's too impossible. No one can do this.
However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions,
no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look
at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was
impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the
bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally
outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken
dreams, and tattered aspirations.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions,
you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible.
If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards
your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some
goals in your life. Under one header, list down things 'you
know you can do'. Under another header, write the things 'you
might be able to do.' And under one more, list the things
that that are 'impossible for you to do.'
Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish
the goals that are under things 'you know you can do'. Check
them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are
able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing
the goals under the other header-the one that reads 'you might
be able to do.'
As the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished,
you can move the goals that are under things that are 'impossible
for you to do' to the list of things 'you might be able to
As you iterate through this process, you will find out that
the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish.
And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.
You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination.
It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little
by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is
Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end
up disappointed and disillusioned.
On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago
that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would
laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail
from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds,
they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer
desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and
99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish
his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline.
But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and
not some easily accomplished one.
Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can
be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember
the saying, "No pain, no gain"? That is as true as it can
So dream on, friend! Don't get caught up with your perceived
limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams.
As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about
find out that the impossible has just become a little bit
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