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Impossible Can Be Made Possible

The most common hindrance in goal setting is the word ‘Impossible.’ Many people give up hopes thinking, ‘I can’t do this,’ ‘It’s too difficult,’ ‘It’s impossible,’ ‘No one can do this,’ so on and so forth.

In spite of such limiting thoughts, however, most of us continue to dream big dreams. At some point of time in our life, we all have dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being a film star? Who hasn’t dreamed of being a beauty queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being successful, rich or happy with all our relationships?

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, for most of us our dreams remain just the dreams. And our aspirations remain there in our attics collecting dust. This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self fulfillment, we get caught up in the humdrum of living, just barely existing.

We Can Make Our Life Better

Our life can be so much better, only if we learn to aim higher and think bigger.

So far, we have been limiting our thoughts. If everyone thought it’s difficult or it’s impossible, then there wouldn’t have been any invention, any innovation, or any breakthrough in human accomplishment.

Do you remember? Once scientists were puzzled when they studied the humble-bees? To those scientists, it was impossible for the humblebees to fly. Fortunately for the humblebees no one has told them so. They didn’t know that they couldn’t fly. So they fly humming around.

On the contrary, some people are habituated in dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result is broken dreams and tattered aspirations. For them too, it’s difficult or it’s impossible.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you consider impossible. On the other hand, if you reach out too far into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dreams.

Try This If You Want To Achieve More Difficult Goals

1. Take a sheet of paper and write down some goals you want to achieve in your life. Write whatever you want achieve. Do not judge whether the goal is achievable or not. Just go on writing down.

2. Make a heading and label it “I CAN DO.” Transfer all your goals that you think you can achieve to this category.

3. Make another heading and label it “I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO.” Transfer here all your goals that you think you might be able to achieve.

4. Make the last heading and label it “IMPOSSIBLE TO DO.” Transfer here all the remaining goals that you think impossible for you to achieve.

5. Now look at all the three headings. First try to achieve all the goals under the heading, “I CAN DO.” Strive every day to accomplish them one after another. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you are slowly progressing to check all of your accomplished goals under that heading, your confidence level will increase and you will start feeling that you can do more difficult tasks or achieve more difficult goals.

6. So, go now to the goals under the heading, “I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO.” Strive every day to accomplish them one by one. But remember, this time you require a little more attention and a little more efforts. Accomplish and check them all. When you slowly accomplish them, you will feel more confident and you will be able to achieve what once you thought was impossible.

7. Now transfer all the IMPOSSIBLE TO DO goals under the heading “I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO” so that you don’t see the word IMPOSSIBLE. This is important. With all your efforts and attention, strive to achieve them and check them all.

As you go through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begins to seem possible after all.

Suppose you told someone just fifty years ago that it was possible for man to land on the moon, they would have laughed at you. If you had also told them that you could send mail from this corner to the other corner of the world in a few seconds, they would have said you were crazy. But through sheer desire and determination, these impossible dreams are now realities.

Thomas Alva Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer than this. For one to accomplish their dreams there has to be hard work and discipline. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain.” To gain something you have to come out of your comfort zone. So dream on and dream big. Think big and aim for the star. I am not asking you to build castle in the air. Even if you think you are building castle in the air, continue building it. You can’t build a castle in any other place than air. The only thing you shouldn’t forget at all is “Put up the pillars to support your castle.”

*The article is written by Rajendra Sagolsem

*The writer is Former Director, SAFE Group of Institutions, Bangalore

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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