My favorite quote is, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” I recite this quote more than any other. Why? To convince others that they can do anything, because, they can! I despise the words “I can’t”. “I can’t” is the short version of an excuse.
A simple way to decide if something is impossible is to ask yourself if any human has EVER done it. If someone else has done it then it’s NOT impossible. If someone else hasn’t done it before, that still doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Take a look at Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison tested over 3000 filaments before he came up with his version of the incandescent light bulb.
“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
How do you do the “impossible”?
First, you must have an intense desire. If you don’t have a strong desire to achieve your goal, you won’t! Do you really want it? Why? Write down all the reasons that you want to achieve your goal. How will you and others benefit from you achieving your goal?
Second, you need to believe that you can reach your goal. We’ve already covered that above. If someone else has EVER done it then YOU CAN TOO! To say that you can’t is just an excuse. Believe in yourself!
Third, put your goal in WRITING!!! This is very important. Be very specific. Include the who, what, why, when, where and how. Make sure you set a deadline; a goal without a deadline is merely a dream.
Fourth, make a list of EVERY ACTION that you need to perform to achieve your goal. This list should be written in priority order and each action should have a deadline.
Fifth, make a list of all the possible obstacles that you may encounter while performing these actions. Decide how you will overcome these obstacles. Include any knowledge and skills that you might need to acquire. Add additional actions to your action list where applicable.
Sixth, identify your support system. Make a list of family, friends, groups and organizations that can support you in reaching your goal. Ask for their support and/or join a group or organization.
Seventh, TAKE ACTION! Your action steps are the only things that stand between you and your goal. It’s simple, complete your action list, and you have reached your goal!
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
What if someone tells you it’s impossible? I love a challenge. When someone tells me something is impossible, I will prove them wrong. That is exactly what Arthur did. Watch this inspirational video. Arthur was told that he couldn’t do it. He proved them wrong and it was life changing.
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw
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Kirsty Champion said it well:
“When I’ve dared to let my creative genius ramble around in the impossibilities of what it’s really like to achieve impossibilities in this life, I’ve become ALIVE.”
Read her full article. Click on the link, below.
- It Takes Less Energy To Believe in the Impossible. (kirstychampion.wordpress.com)