“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.”
Nothing is impossible.
An idea may seem challenging. Difficult. Hard to fathom.
But it is not impossible.
Often, what we believe is impossible is really someone else’s voice telling us we can’t be it, do it, have it.
But what if, for one moment, we imagined that we could. What if, for one moment, we heard a different voice that says it might, in fact, be possible.
Shifting our thoughts, trying on this new belief as possibility, changes everything. It says that YES, we could, YES, we might, YES, we can!
“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.”
~ Tony Robbins
It is so easy to just say a thing is too hard, too bizarre, too ridiculous to even consider trying.
But what if you did?
Isn’t that how some of our greatest inventions came to be? Isn’t that how we landed on the moon? Isn’t that how some of our poorest children end up being some of the brightest stars in our society?
Several years ago I applied for a position as a Director of Creativity. I absolutely LOVED the job title and description. But I did not have the required teaching experience or the preferred degree in art or counseling.
But I applied anyway, playing up my successful entrepreneurial experiences and showcasing the creative activities and events that I had coordinated. And I got a phone interview. And then I was able to really sell myself, my personality, and all that I could bring to the position. And I was called back as one of the three finalists for the final interview.
No, I didn’t get the job, but I did start referring to myself as my own Director of Creativity. And I’ve since incorporated much of that job’s description into the work that I do with Spark the Heart.
What seems impossible for you?
Are you wanting that great job but you don’t have the “right degree” or the “required” experience? How ELSE can you approach the situation? What ELSE do you bring to the table?
How can you begin to believe that it might actually be possible?
“…Alice laughed. ‘There’s not use trying,’ she said: ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
~ Lewis Carroll
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