At some point in your life, you’ve probably dreamed of being somebody special. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning home run? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? Who hasn’t imagined themselves rich and successful?
We dream big and have great aspirations! But all too often, our dreams remain dreams. And our aspirations collect dust.
And it’s too bad! Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the routine of living our day-to-day lives.
But life could be so much better if we learned to aim higher!
You may think your goals are impossible. Most people do! They think it’s too hard, and hardly anyone could accomplish those goals anyway.
But not everyone thinks that way! If everyone did, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember, scientific minds were baffled by the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Thankfully, nobody thought to tell the bee that. So it flies, unaware that it’s achieved something impossible!
On the other hand, mere humans suffer from thinking their dreams are impossible, so they never act on them. The result is broken dreams and tattered aspirations.
If you impose that limit on yourself, you’ll never be able to break past what you think is impossible.
Try this exercise.
Take a piece of paper and write down some goals you have in life. On one side, write down goals you know you can accomplish. In the middle, write down things you may be able to do. On the final side, list the things you think are impossible.
Each day, strive to work on and accomplish the goals you know you can do. And as you start checking those off, start working on the goals you think you might be able to do.
As you accomplish those “maybe” goals, start moving your “impossible” goals into that column. As you iterate through the process, you’ll discover that goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish.
The technique here is to break yourself of your self-limiting thoughts. Aim high, and start chipping away at those so-called “impossible” goals.
Those who just dream about goals and don’t work toward them do end up disappointed and disillusioned.
If you told someone 100 years ago that man would land on the moon, they would have laughed at you. If you told them you could send mail halfway around the world in seconds, they would have said you were losing your mind. But both of those impossibilities are reality now!
Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” For you to accomplish your impossible dreams, you have to be willing to do the work! But you also have to have the 1%, the impossible dream.
So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with what you believe to be impossible. Think big and work hard to attain your dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you’ll discover that the impossible has become just a little more possible.