There’s really no such thing as impossible. It’s literally just a word in your vocabulary.
We’ve been conditioned to believe that some things we’re capable of, and some we aren’t. But there are no limits to possibility. You get to decide what’s possible in your life.
Everyone, at some point in 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 our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that: dreams. And our aspirations collect dust in the attic.
Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the day-to-day, just barely existing.
But you know what?
Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.
No Such Thing As Impossible, Remember?
The most common obstacle to accomplishing something is the word impossible.
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That thought leads to thinking: I can’t do this, it’s too hard, I’ll never get it, there’s no way.
But if everyone thought that way, there wouldn’t be inventions, innovations, or breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Which means we would never have discovered electricity, cars, chemicals, or technology.
A few quick examples:
- Scientists were baffled when they took a look at the bumblebee. They said it was impossible for them to fly. Lucky for the bumblebees, no one ever told them that.
- If you’d told people 200 years ago that it was possible for a man to be on the moon, they’d have laughed at you.
- Suggesting to someone in the 1800s that you could send mail to the other side of the world in seconds might have gotten you locked up in the looney bin.
Thomas Edison (the guy who invented the light bulb) once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer.
If you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to be willing to work hard and be disciplined. And forget that the word impossible exists.
How to Overcome ‘Impossible’
Try this exercise.
On a piece of paper, draw out three columns. Title the first: things I know I can do. The second: things I might be able to do. The third: things that are impossible for me.
Now fill in each column with the things you hope to do.
Keep the paper close, and as you go through your day (or week, or however long), cross off the things you accomplish.
First you’ll cross off the items in the first column, because you know you can do them. And when you do, start shifting things from the second column into the first. You’ll move them from the things I might be able to do column to the things I know I can do column.
And you’ll do the same thing with the items in the impossible column. Slowly move them from things that are impossible for me to things I might be able to do.
As you go, you’ll start to feel more confident in your abilities. You’ll build up your ‘what’s possible’ muscle. And the impossible will begin to seem possible after all.
The point of this exercise is to stop limiting your imagination. It’s to aim high, and start working towards your goals little by little. Step by step.
Which is the only way to accomplish big goals in the first place.
Stop Limiting Yourself
Those who dream about their goals without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned. But through sheer desire and perseverance, impossible dreams can become reality.
Keep dreaming about your goals, friend! Remember that there’s no such thing as impossible.
Don’t get stuck not trying something because it might not work. Because what if it did?
Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you’ll discover that the impossible has become a little bit more possible.
About The Author
Hey! I’m Cass, a brand coach and the Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer at Lovely Impact, a website template shop for coaches. I help coaches elevate their businesses with beautiful branding and websites. Here on our blog, my content focuses on branding, web design, and storytelling.