Impossible is just a word that doesn’t dictate how your lief turns out. You’ve done it, dreaming about being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

You dream big dreams and have huge aspirations but for many they remain just dreams and nothing more. Because instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, you 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 you learned to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. You get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this. And yeah I have totally been there. For yeas, I told myself I couldn’t earn a degree in Mental Health Counseling and become a Counselor – and when my dream changed I had a challenging time getting started in being a business owner.

The thing is if everyone thought dreams are impossible to achieve, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look 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.

For many years past and present, I am watching people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them, leading them to 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 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.

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 laugh 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 say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

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 had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to 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 gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

So don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations, instead go ahead think big and commit to taking action! You can get started with one goal and 30 days of action. Impossible is just a word and you don’t have to live with it. Come join me and declare your goal, map out your plan on achieving your goal and then take action every single day to get closer to your dream!

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Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Author + Artist, a Goal Coach + Business Strategist. Petra helps freedom-seeking Rebels + Creatives to follow their intuition, embrace who they are while they taking action towards their dreams + goals - whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or just focusing on personal goals. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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