I can move into a life beyond impossible WHEN I recognize that impossible is NOT a word. I heard the idea one morning from a popular Christian song, but it was not the first time I had heard the concept.
The idea also came from that great 1978 inspirational classic, “Animal House.” “Nothing is over until we decide it is.”
Forbes had an entire article about the understanding that there is no such thing as impossible. I read it on the internet so that makes it true – right?
I took the time to look up the word “impossible” according to the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary. It comes from the Latin word “in” and “possibilities” – which comes from the root “possum.”
Thanks in part to that direction I have decided that impossible is labeled as such by the people that would rather play possum than push ahead.
Living Beyond Impossible
1. Dare to dream – the concept of impossible begins to put down roots ONLY when I stifle my imagination. As long as I dare to dream then I see it all as possible. Think of imagination as weed killer for impossible.
2. Be ready to be flexible – the walls of impossible are most often shattered by the unexpected – the unexpected events, unexpected discoveries, and unexpected opportunities. Unless I am flexible enough to work through the unexpected, I risk getting trapped in impossible thinking.
3. Continue learning to continue growing – knowledge is power when it is combined with action and growing takes action. The more I learn the more fuel I have to drive my growth.
Impossible is just a word. It holds no power. It holds no truth. It is what I decide it is.
10 Impossible Quotes
It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert Schuller
If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable.” – Iiyas Kassam
The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great
They did not know it was impossible and so they did it.” – Mark Twain
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
Impossible is just a word that is thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they’ve been givin rather than to explore the power to change the world they live in. Impossible is not fact – it is opinion. Impossible is not a declaration – it is a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is NOTHING!” – Muhammad Ali
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.” – Sir Walter Scott
My possibility is up to me. Impossible has no right to hinder that possibility except the rights that I give it. Today – let us dare to crush the impossible under our feet!
I share more thoughts on this life beyond impossible in "Bold Actions Defeat the Scary Unknown." It is time to break out of the limits and limitations and fly!