IMPOSSIBLE???

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of
being somebody special, somebody big. 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. On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally
outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and shattered
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.

What Should You Do?

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 when 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.

Now What?

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. For
one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be hard work and discipline.
But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily
accomplished one.

Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think
big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of
progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a
little bit more possible.

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The Power of Our Beliefs

The role of beliefs in our lives is often overlooked. We see the effects of these beliefs all around us and focus on those, but we neglect to look for the root, to find the beliefs that generate the world around us. Believe it or not, the world around you is generated from your beliefs.

Beliefs are the single most powerful force in the human universe. They are responsible for 99% of what you experience in your life. They generate thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and these in turn generate social customs, political action, and, even, architectural design. Look around and everything you see is there because of one belief or another.

Everything you do, think, and feel is because you believe something about the experiences in your life. Most beliefs are unconscious, and therein lies the rub. Because beliefs are responsible for such a huge percentage of our experience, it’s a good idea to hold beliefs that are more useful than harmful. But because they are mostly unconscious, it’s hard to even know what they are, let alone change them to something more helpful. They are very much like an iceberg, and we can see only a small percentage of them. The rest lays submerged in our unconscious.

Human beings are creatures of habit. We develop routines, and then forget about them, happy to allow them to run on automatic pilot. And this can be of great service, but it can also be a hindrance when we want something in our lives to change. More often than not, it’s an unconscious belief that prevents people from realizing the change they wish to make in their lives. The overweight man breaks his diet after a week, because he’s not aware that he believes that eating makes him feel safe. The smoker sneaks a cigarette, because she’s unaware that she believes smoking relaxes her. The workaholic stays up late on the weekend, pouring over his documents even though he promised his wife he’d leave it alone, because he doesn’t realize that he believes ‘a real man always works hard,’ and he desperately wants to be a real man.

Whatever the case, whatever the habit or the desired change, chances are there’s a belief that’s generating the unwanted behavior. And the only way to make a lasting change is to change the belief. Anything less is superficial.

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