Audrey Hepburn said it best, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” People used to say flying an airplane was impossible. Decades later, they had the same reaction to space travel.
Almost every technological advancement was believed, at one point, to be impossible.
But impossibility exists only when we believe it does. There are limitations on some things. Mortality is a limitation. And, that’s why we have finite time to do the things that are unimaginable.
But, sometimes we think of things as impossible only because we’re underestimating our cognitive or physical abilities. We create our own impossibilities.
As the creatures who rule the world, we’re the ones to blame for limitations on the changes we can make. In reality, we’re all capable of making huge, positive impacts.
Together we can change the world. As cliché as that sounds, it isn’t impossible.
Through my foundation and belief in entrepreneurism, I’d like to make a positive impact on the lives of others and on the planet as a whole. I believe that most individuals want this — or DID want it.
When we’re younger, before we’re taught to believe that things are impossible. We’re aware of our potential. We have no fear. Just an imagination.
We may not be aware of the necessary steps or sacrifices required to make the changes that will lead us to success, but we feel we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.
What happened to those people? Maybe we were young and ignorant; now we’re old and complacent. So, many of us have lost hope in a better future, a better life, a more pleasant existence.
We limit ourselves to what we can accomplish; by doing so, we guarantee the change we’re dreaming of never manages to arrive.
If there’s a way to fail at life, this is certainly it. If you limit what you can accomplish, what you can experience, and what level of wisdom you can achieve, I guarantee you will get exactly that: a limited existence.
Before you get excited and decide I’m right — that you have been limiting yourself — you need to understand something.
While there may not be a limit on what you can accomplish, there’s a limit on how much you can do in a day, a week, a month or a year.
Also, your body and mind can take only so much. In other words, don’t think you can build Rome in a day.
More importantly, don’t get caught believing that anything worth accomplishing is easy or pleasant.
Change is an unpleasant experience for the most part — not so much once the change occurs, but during the process itself.
With each significant life change you’re making, your reality changes. Your world literally alters.
Some changes happen more seamlessly than others. But you’ll really only appreciate the ones that required significant effort.
Pursuing your dreams requires sacrifice. We have limited time and energy. We can do only so much.
Every goal requires a minimum number of steps. Some things are more easily accomplished than others.
But that’s not always the case. Don’t worry about the number of steps; concern yourself with maintaining the right amount of focus, determination and will to succeed.
Some things require more focus than others. Some pursuits will ask for your complete and unwavering attention, and these are the most significant challenges in your life. They require the most processing, planning, and adjusting.
People don’t necessarily fail when they don’t know what they’re doing or what it takes. They fail when they’re unable to recognize opportunities because they aren’t focused enough to look for them.
Our plans can change because we’re forced to seek out something else. Or maybe our focus is telling us to look elsewhere.
People don’t see the opportunities that present themselves along the way because they aren’t focused enough to notice them.
Sometimes we change our plans because we have to. Or maybe we’re just seeing life differently.
Most of us believe we cannot change our lives without first being successful. In reality, we need to change our lives before we attain success.
People aren’t born brilliant. Some of us have a slower processing speed; others have higher. At the end of the day, if you want to be brilliant, you have to work for it, you have to earn it, otherwise it’s just considered desire.
Unless you’re accustomed to hard work, it’s never fun. You’ll miss out on some popular experiences in life, but the trade-off is worth it. Do it right. Live a life that everyone wants to live — one that too few are willing to seek.
Don’t expect support from others. Maybe they’ll get it; maybe they won’t. They’ll tell you not to bother.
They’ll give you reasons that you shouldn’t do it. Secretly, you know they simply don’t believe in you.
The negative energy of those people in your life are anchors to an existence you don’t want to be a part of. The only reason they’re telling you that your goals are “impossible” is that they don’t have the guts to do what you’re doing. In a way, they’re right; it is impossible. But only for them.
Ignore the world. Keep doing you. And, eventually it will have no option but to revere what you do best. Life is just a big empty canvas. You create your own art. And, then you decide how to turn it into a masterpiece.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Die Hard Entrepreneur. Love innovation & building amazing companies. Founder of ClickAgents, BlueLithium, RadiumOne, Gravity4 & The Chahal Foundation.
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There is an old saying. The way you choose to look at the water filled glass will all the difference. If you see the glass as half empty, you will always be craving for more. However, if you see the glass as half full, you will feel the need for nothing more. The same goes for things that seem extremely difficult. If you believe that they are impossible, the fact is that you will find them nothing but impossible. However, if you decipher the word “impossible” to read it as “I’m possible”, you will always strive to achieve it and the chances are that you will achieve it in real
It is the perspective of the person that makes all the difference. If you resign yourself to the belief that it is impossible to achieve something, you will give up the hope and sop fighting. However, if you believe that whatever you wish to achieve is not impossible, you will fight with a hope and when you have a hope and a will, you give a fight with all your heart and that is what makes all the difference. Some people have this optimistic approach to things and the never say die attitude that keeps them going even in the worst or the most difficult of the situations. Then there are some other people who are not born with this outlook. Instead, they develop the spirit of never accepting failure over the years.
If you are someone who give up easily on things and accept defeat rather easily, make sure that you change the way you look at things. As an M.B.A aspirant, it is rather one of those things that you are going to need. With so many people competing for getting into the best M.B.A institutes and not just that, with so much competition all around, you will have to learn to give a great fight rather than easily accepting defeat or getting disheartened. Not just now but all throughout your life and in this field, you will feel the need to learn to say that impossible is I’m possible.
Here are a few things that can help us to develop the “never say never” attitude in yourself.
1.Learn to accept challenges: A lot of people repel or rather run away from the idea of accepting something that is challenging or which makes them uncomfortable. Most of us like to work within our set limits of comfortable and fun. The moment things start to get a little difficult, we begin to pull our self back. Rather than pulling yourself in the back direction, one should push themselves forward in the right direction. Until and unless, you take on some challenges and prove yourself in them, you will never realize your own potential and will never be able to believe that you can turn the impossible into I’m possible. Accepting challenges, fighting to win them and winning them at last, makes a person realize his own worth and his capabilities. Accept challenges as they make you strong and prepare you to fight in all kinds of conditions.
2.Work and forget about the result: Most of us do not even give something a full hearted try because we surmise in the beginning itself that we will not be able to achieve that particular thing. This is the biggest mistake that anyone can ever make. Once you have taken up a work, never think about the result. You may or may not succeed in the end. However, what matters more is that you give your best and leave the rest to destiny. Give a fight to win but let the victory not be everything. Realize that even if you lose, the experience of the fight will stay with you and help you in your next endeavor. We should always aim to win. However, at times, it is better to forget about the victory or loss and just be a part of the race towards the end.
3.Read about people who inspire you: When the going gets tough, most of us lose heart and sit down broken. Do you think you should be really doing that? Instead of giving up easily, you should actually fight even harder and come back with a bang. After having lost your heart once and believing that what you wish to achieve is impossible, how can you be inspired to give a good fight all over again? The answer is simple. Read about people whose stories are great and who can inspire you. Human behavior is quite simple. When we see people around us and people like us who have achieved the impossible, it inspires us to work harder and strive harder for it makes us believe that when other people like us can do it, we can do it too. So, keep reading stories about people who can inspire you to do better.
4.Try and try till you succeed: Nothing in this world is impossible if you try and try till you succeed. You may fail once. You may fail twice but if you still come back and give it a try the third time, you will succeed for sure. The only way of achieving impossible is to never give up. The only way to achieve impossible is to know in your mind that it is not impossible but totally possible if you give it a whole hearted try.
In the end, it is the perspective that makes all the difference. The way you choose to look at things will determine very largely how successful you will be in your life.
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