Impossible Is Not What It Seems – It’s Just A Word

impossible is no more than just a wordEveryone 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:

I\'m possible is better than impossibleTake 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.


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24 Responses to Impossible Is Not What It Seems – It’s Just A Word

  • hi barrie

    I love writing down things on paper. Whenever I do that it makes me see exactly what I want and don’t want

    Just this week, I was doing a lot of visualization. After taking my list of “possible” things I wanted, I started visualizing it … Each night I do this. Sometimes things manifest fast, others it takes some time, but eventually comes.

    Nothing will come easy, but it all starts in our mindset. If we think that word impossible, it stops us in our tracks.

    Great post and thank you for writing this.


  • Hi Barrie,

    Love your passion! And, like your technique for turning ‘impossible’ into ‘I’m Possible!’ Inspiring. Thank you,

  • Hi Barrie,
    You have adopted a very nice way to convert impossible in to possible. Your content is really inspiring for all. Because after reading your content I am feeling very refreshed to study more for my self. Coz just in the lsat exam I got very less mark and was planning to leave my college. But now I will do study well from before.
    Thanks for sharing the motivational conten. Please keep updating this type of content

  • 😎 Awesome post Barrie!! Impossible is only a “word” 🙂 Anything is possible if you can dream it and work hard to achieve it!

  • Hi Barrie

    WHat a post and this is just awesome. the word impossible is so deceiving because it lies to us and limits our potential. when we try those things we thought were impossible and make them a reality. we see how much we could have achieved if only we believed that everything is possible.

    thanks for sharing your insight. take care

  • Hi, Barie very inspiring article. Love your approach to impossible.
    There was an action movie that I watched a few years ago, and there was a quote that kind of got stuck with me; “Impossible, but doable.” meaning no matter what if you do all you can you will get it done just make sure that you do all you can do.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Hi Barrie,
    a nice and encouraging post .
    It is right , nothing is impossible if we really
    want something we can get it . As Donna writes ,
    some things may take longer and we have to be patient.
    Many are discouraged by circumstances or naysayers.
    BUT WITH PERSEVERANCE and believe in ourselves WE will GET THERE.
    Thank you

  • hi barrie, i actually do believe that everything is possible if you set your mind to it. i am a great believer in the power of positive thinking, although i would suggest that some things are indeed very difficult to accomplish, for example i very much doubt i could ever be or could ever have been a doctor or nurse, no matter how much i might have wanted to, because i simply cannot stand the sight of blood! but you are right, it isn’t impossible, just not probable for me!

    Enjoy the journey!

  • Barrie,

    I needed your encouragement today. For the past 3 months I have been diligently working to set up my sexual reawakening virtual summit. Now that it is approaching the final week, my mood has downshifted. I keep thinking about the problems, the things that didn’t go as well as I had hoped. I think about the people who didn’t help to promote it that could have. Hearing your word shift to “I am possible” is huge for me. that takes my thoughts away from concern for what others did or did not do but brings it back to me. what do i want to do and to see happen in my future.
    I will make a list of the things I can do easily, the things that are more difficult and the things that were once impossible that are now just difficult. I kept running into that while creating the summit. using camtasia, editing videos, creating and clipping images, etc. – so many things that used to seem impossible that I can now do easily.

    Thanks for a great inspirational post.

    Happy father’s day.


  • Hello Barrie, What an awesome post my friend! Just as Edward has stated above This technique of yours for turning Impossible into I’m Possible Is SWEET!!!!!

    Great Share..
    Thank You
    Chery :))

  • Very nicely done Barrie. Love the impossible transformation to I’m possible! Yes, indeed.

    Inspirational and thanks

  • I love the word impossible because contained in it is the word possible. i like to make the impossible. to get anywhere in this life you have to have big dreams… dreams that scare and inspire you. the more out of reach they are the more you will achieve them. you just have to keep on following your dreams.

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