Everyone has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody “big” at some point in their life. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who scores the game-winning goal? Who hasn’t dreamed of being a star performer? How often have we dreamed of being wealthy, successful, or in a happy relationship? When did the word impossible become part of our thinking? It’s time to remember that impossible is just a word, and when positioned correctly, “I’M POSSIBLE” with the same letters and in a different mindset.
Often, we dream big dreams and have great expectations for our lives. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. Our expectations for life just get pushed off to “tomorrow” and fade from our consciousness. This is a sad turn of events in our lives. Instead of experiencing excitement and fulfillment in our lives, 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 for the possible. We do this by living with a purpose.
Impossible is just a word however the most common obstacle is just thinking something is impossible.
Most people get hung up with thoughts like these:
- 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, or breakthroughs in human accomplishment, remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, the bumblebee couldn’t fly. Fortunately, the bumblebee, impossible is just a word. So fly it does. Unfortunately, some people who dream of success fall short because of inaction. They Let the word impossible take over their thoughts.
A good example is this: A person buys a lottery ticket thinking of the possibilities of fulfilling their dreams; they put the ticket in their wallet and never even check the numbers to see if they won.
They bought a ticket, thinking they could win and realize a dream. The simple inaction of not checking the numbers on tickets they had already purchased left them unaware they had achieved the dream of winning. The point of this example is that you may already have the tools, skills, or opportunities needed to fulfill your ambitions.
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If you allow yourself to be limited by self-doubt and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past the roadblocks you have put in front of yourself. No matter what you start to accomplish, do not let self-imposed limiting beliefs interfere with achieving your goals. Don’t limit your possibilities; remember, impossible is just a word.
Let’s get started with some actionable steps
- Pen or Pencil, or Keyboard
- Paper or Spreadsheet Program
Start listing the goals, dreams, or ideas you have. Don’t limit your thoughts right now. Start making a list of all the cool, exciting things you have ever thought you might want to do. Don’t worry about how responsible or needless they may appear; just write them down.
Examples: Start a business, learn to play the piano, volunteer, travel, lose weight, get into shape, feed the poor, travel to space, buy a new tool.
Now Let’s Get Organized
Time to start organizing your list. We will begin with four columns.
You Know You Can
You Might Be Able To Do
Seems out of Reach
Start arranging the items in your list into the appropriate column; print out your list if you have done this on a computer. Now, you have a hard copy of all your possible goals bouncing around in your head. This simple process just by itself has been instrumental in helping people understand and accomplish their goals. The next step is to pick one or two items from the “You Know You Can” column. Now, think about how you will accomplish this goal.
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Once you have completed or satisfied a goal, take that goal from column one to the accomplished column. Now that you have made an opening in column one move one item from column two to column one. Move an item from column three to column two. Follow this pattern as you move along. As you go through this process, you will gain confidence and skills that will move you closer to the goals that don’t seem possible today. As you repeat this process, you will find that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. Impossible begins to seem possible after all. You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. Aim high and start working towards those goals little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a genuinely unrealistic goal. Those who just dream of a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.
What is possible or impossible? If you told someone a hundred years ago that a man could 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 more accurate. Hard work and discipline must be part of the equation for one to accomplish their dreams. Take note that 1% has to be the idea that gets you started. Ask any who works out, and they will tell you that there can be no advancement unless you get out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.
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 find out that the impossible has become a little more possible.
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