Everyone, at some point in his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning home run? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming king or queen? And how many times have we dreamed about being rich, successful, or blissfully happy in our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams 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 to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this.
However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember that scientists were baffled when they looked at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said it was impossible for the bumblebee to 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 totally 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 on 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 header, 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 strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things “you know you can do”. Check them off as you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to 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 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 goal that is truly unrealistic.
Those who just 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 it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would have laughed at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would have said that you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now a reality.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be hard work and discipline. But take note that the 1% must be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.
Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gain unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying- “No pain, no gain”?
So…..dream on! Don’t get caught up with any perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain your dreams. As you go up the ladder of success, you will find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
John Lennon…..You are definitely not the only one! – https://www.mastersofmoney.com/johnlennonyouaredefinitelynottheonlyone/