“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” – G. M. Trevelyan
So many things in life can either feel impossible or appear impossible. Our immediate reaction to something difficult is often to tell ourselves “that’s impossible”, or “it can’t be done”. Often times we have that reaction before we even stop to consider if, in fact, there is a possible way to accomplish it.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, then to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary…Impossible is nothing!” – Muhammad Ali
Perhaps it easier to tell ourselves it’s impossible because it gives us an easy out – a way to save face with others around us because there is no shame in not attempting that which is impossible to do…right?? And so we stop ourselves from even trying….
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins
Just stop and think about it. Really think about it. What if you didn’t allow your mind to determine something is impossible. What if you came at each task with the attitude of “it is definitely possible and I am going to figure it out.”
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
Very little in life is as fulfilling as the moment when you accomplish that which appeared to be impossible.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
And in that moment of accomplishment you literally feel like you are on top of the world! You have shown yourself and the world that it could be done. Sure it might have been hard, and sure it might have seemed scary going into it, but most worthwhile things do. It is exhilarating!
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
Today’s challenge is to go out there and do the impossible – don’t fear it – just start by doing what’s necessary and then what’s possible and it’s all good from there 🙂
Have an AMAZING day!