Impossible is Just a Word. Hey everyone, I hope you are all well. In today’s post, I am going to talk about Impossible as just a word. I’m sure you all have heard the term ‘Impossible’ many times in a lifetime. Maybe you believed it, and maybe not. Life is never going to be the same anymore. So let me use this be a guide to remind you that anything and everything is still possible, whether it’s your dream wedding, your business etc. Do not let this pandemic destroy your future.
Impossible Is Just A Word
At some point in their life, everyone has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being wealthy or successful or happy with our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our plans remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic.
This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day, just barely existing.
But you know what?
Life could be so much better if only we learned to aim higher.
The most common problem in setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up, thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too unbelievable. No one can do this.
However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, the bumblebee couldn’t fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams and tattered aspirations.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging to the impossible dream.
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things “you know you can do’. Under another heading, write the things you might be able to do. And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.”
Now, look at all the headers who strive to accomplish the goals under things ‘you know you can do’.
Check them when you can achieve them.
- You slowly can check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads “you might be able to do.”
- As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are “impossible for you to do” to the list of things “you might be able to do.”
- As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible to become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.
You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a genuinely unrealistic goal.
Those who dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.
On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that a man could be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had said to them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would tell you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be more accurate. For one to accomplish their dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that 1% has to be a think-big dream, not some easily accomplished one.
Ask any gym rat, and they will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.
So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.
I hope you enjoyed that.
That is such a positive and inspiring exercise. So helpful for setting goals and making them achievable and measurable too.
Great post! I have definitely worked on dreaming bigger this year. The key is those tiny little achievements. Over time they really build up into something amazing.
This is just what I needed to hear. It’s easy to get caught up in self doubt but if we put our mind to it we can achieve anything.
Yes! So many people settle for less than they ultimately want simply because they have allowed themselves to be convinced that they can’t achieve their goals and dreams. Who said that you can’t do it? Who said that it’s out of your reach? With the right determination, hard work and a strategic plan, you can accomplish anything in life. You just have to be willing to work for it and go all in.
I love this. I firmly believe that setting goals raises our vision! It helps us better our perspective and therefore work harder. I think there’s nothing wrong in being ambitious, in a positive way.
This post is fantastic, I love how inspirational it is. Thanks for writing this up and sharing it with all of us.
“impossible” is truly just a word and the mind is so powerful! Thank you for your uplifting post, it’s keeping me focused on what I can accomplish related to my goals, today. 🙂
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
This was something I needed to read today! I’ve been working on a new and big writing project, but it seems like every few days the self-doubt creeps in and I wonder if I’ve lost my mind completely. I just watched the Tim Burton versions of Alice in Wonderland and the sequel, and the theme of the impossible being possible really spoke to me, as this post does as well.
YES! there are no real limits for us. it’s only in our mind. impossible is nothing
Great message! Inspiring words for sure.
College Apps Abroad
Thanks for the inspiration! I need to work on my perspiration now. 🙂
I love this. I definitely need to let go of “impossible” these days. Especially when it comes to my blogging! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Thank you 😌. It’s easy to get lost in other people’s judgements, to the point where you start to believe the impossible isn’t possible. Belief + Tenacity = Making the impossible possible. Ty again for writing this.
Letting go of the impossible for the dreams to become a reality
Jen @ Jen Bradley | MOMS
Thanks so much for this inspiring message! I needed to hear it today!!