‘Impossible’ Is Just A Word
At some point of your life, you dreamed of becoming somebody special.
Who hasn't fantasized about hitting the game-winning homerun? Who hasn't dreamed of becoming the homecoming queen? How many times have we dreamed of becoming rich, successful, or happy?
Often, people dream big dreams and great aspirations. Unfortunately, their dreams remain just that -- dreams. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, they live in the humdrum of day-to-day existence.
Actually, life could be better, if only people learn to aim higher.
There is one word that stops most people from aiming higher goals, that word is ‘impossible’. Most people just say, “I can't do this. It's too hard. It's too impossible. No one can do this.” However, if everyone thinks that way, there would be no inventions, innovations, and breakthroughs in this world.
Scientists were baffled when they studied the humble bumblebee. According to theories, it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly. Fortunately, no one told this to the bumblebee!
Some people dream big and yet not act on these. What is the expected result? They experience 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 is impossible. If you dream without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and list down things under the header ‘Things You Know You Can Do’. In another sheet, list down things under the header ‘Things You Might Be Able To Do’. Then, proceed to list things under the header ‘Things Which Are Impossible To Do’.
Everyday, strive to accomplish goals that are under ‘Things You Know You Can Do’. Check goals that you were able to accomplish. As you slowly check all your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under ‘Things You Might Be Able To Do’. Again, as you accomplish these goals under the said heading, proceed to your list of ‘Things Which Are Impossible To Do’.
As you go through this process, you will discover that the goals you first thought were impossible are possible after all! The technique is not to put a limit to your imagination. Aim high and start working towards that goal; take one step at a time. Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard, end up disappointed and disillusioned.
A hundred years ago, if you told someone that it was possible for man to land on the moon, he would laugh at you. If you told him that you could send mail to the other side of the world in just a few seconds, he would say that you were out of your mind. However, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. This is true! For you to accomplish your dreams, you have to recognize that action is required. Take note that the 1% that Edison is referring to relates to a big dream.
Ask any gym rat and he will tell you that there are no gains unless you step out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”?
Dream on, my friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up to the ladder of progress, you will find out that ‘impossible’ is just a word and it does not permanently apply to you.