15 Aug Removing the barrier of impossibility
Was anything impossible for you as a child? Back then everyone believed that they could be superheroes and save the world, and we for sure always got what they asked for. The word “impossible” was not in your vocabulary. But what happens when you grow up?
When you grow up you tend to become rational. You give up your fantasies and make room for reality. Your parents raise you by telling you what is and what isn’t to be done, and these “do-s” and “don’t-s” frame your reality. At the same time, you get used to scolding yourself after each little failure by saying “I can’t do it”, “I do not believe I can”, “It won’t work even if I try”. The word impossible is embedded in your vocabulary, and this voice becomes louder. These things you tell yourself are like chains that tie you down. They show a lack of self-esteem, lack of confidence, and lead to a lack of achievement.
How many times have you said the following phrases?
- It’s impossible for me to get this job.
- It’s impossible for me to lose weight.
- It’s impossible for me to earn more money.
- It’s not possible for me to get rich.
- It’s impossible for me to learn a new language.
- I cannot afford to travel abroad.
- Nobody loves me.
What is possible for others that isn’t possible for you?
These phrases are nothing more than mental and emotional barriers. No one can determine what you can or cannot do, including yourself. Sometimes it is yourself that holds you back from trying because of the fear of failure or success. This self-limiting mindset creates a limited world view and makes you miss some great opportunities:
Mission impossible: How to make the “impossible” possible?
You are not the only one struggling with self-limiting beliefs. Many people throughout history have thought some things would never happen but they have changed their minds once someone proved them wrong. Let us recall a few dates:
-1913 – Wright brothers were the first that made it possible for humans to fly safely. Before they did so, many were skeptical, but are we now?
-1969 – humans walked on the Moon. Had someone thought it would be possible a century ago?
-2010 – The year Burj Khalifa was built. A tower that is three times higher than Eiffel.
What has become possible because someone didn’t believe in impossibility?
Why should you think of something as “impossible” today, and then change your mind when someone accomplishes it in the future and that person is not you? Nelson Mandela once said: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” When you move beyond your mind, you have the power to have goals, to actualize them, and also to inspire a new reality beyond what you thought was possible.
We at JS Mindset Coaching work together to transform your mind and actions to align with this new reality of so many possibilities. It’s time to realize how it feels to wake up every morning with new goals and opportunities. To know you will do all you want and more. Limitless possibilities await you. Books a session today to start a new journey.