Everyone needs to have a dream. A dream that encourages them to work hard to achieve it. The problem we have is the limitations other people put on us or we put on ourselves and we won’t accept that impossible is just a word. Who has the right to say “you will never be like whoever” or that is “just a pipedream”? It’s your dream and only you have the right to go for it or to give up. The dream you have requires action, not limitations or criticism by people who don’t share your own vision. If everyone worked with limitations, there would never be a new world record, any gold medal would never be won and big business people with high influence would never exist.
Nearly everyone has big dreams and great aspirations based on our own passions and interests. Unfortunately, in so many cases, our dreams stay as just dreams. And our aspirations tend to “collect dust” like the excess stuff we put in our attics.
Impossible Is Just A Word, But We Consider It As More.
It’s a sad fact that instead of experiencing exciting adventures of achievement and working towards our goals, we all too often get mixed up living from day-to-day, barely existing.
Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.
A very common problem when setting goals is thinking of the word impossible. Many people get to thinking “I can’t do this. It’s too hard. No one can do this”. It’s impossible – until somebody does it and then comes the “I should have, could have, would have, but…” stage
If everyone thought about the word impossible in this way, there would be no invention, no innovation, and certainly no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember when scientists were baffled when they looked at the humble bumblebee. They said it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly “theoretically”. Nobody thought to tell the bumblebee this, so it carries on flying regardless of the “theory”.
There are those people who dream totally outrageous dreams and don’t take any action on them. This results in shattered dreams and aspirations.
Thinking of “impossible” as more than just a word will see you limiting yourself with self-doubt and self-limiting assumptions. You will never be able to break past this feeling of your goals being out of reach no matter what you do. If you don’t take action and plan your progress towards your goals and dreams, you could find yourself hanging on to the “impossible dream”.
I’m Possible Is A Better Way To Approach This.
Turn this “impossible” word into 2 separate words. I’m possible. When you see this in front of you instead of just the one word of “impossible”, you will see things in a totally different light,
A good exercise to do is this:
Take a piece of paper and write down your ultimate dream or goal. Under one heading write down things you know you can do easily. Under another, write the things you are able to do with a little more effort. And under one more, list the things that that you once considered ‘impossible’, but are now just a little more difficult for you to do. Eliminate the word impossible from your thought process and get to work.
Look at all the headings and strive every day to accomplish the goals that are listed under ‘you know you can do easily’. As you accomplish them, move on to the next heading that you are able to achieve with a little more work.
Because you’ve now worked from easy to more difficult, AND achieved these goals, what do you think will happen when you take on the things you once thought were impossible, but listed as a little more difficult?
As you move gradually through this process, you will find the goals you once thought were impossible are not so hard after all! The “impossible” is indeed possible! You have proved that impossible is just a word!
The technique here isn’t to limit your imagination, it’s to aim high. Working towards that ultimate goal little by little. It will help to have a goal that is a realistic one though.
Those who just dream without working hard to achieve the dream and goals always end up disappointed and disillusioned.
My father told me about reading comics about men in space and landing on the moon when he was a lad. They used to laugh and say they would love to be the first man on the moon, never believing it would happen. Been there and done that.
If you had told people 100 years ago that you could send mail electronically from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would not only wonder what electronically meant, but say you were out of your mind. Yet millions of emails are sent every day.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Very true! To accomplish ones dreams, you need hard work and discipline. Remember that the 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.
So dream on! Don’t let yourself get caught up with limitations. Think big and work hard to achieve those dreams. As you progress, you will realize that impossible is just a word and almost anything is possible when you focus and apply yourself.