The Secret to Making the Impossible Possible

Zig Ziglar said, “Positive thinking will not let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Although I appreciate the intent behind his words, I respectfully disagree. Personally I know that anything is possible, because I have done things that others would say are impossible.

In high school I was a part of a football team that won the state championship three out of the four years I attended. My senior year we played a team that beat us during the season that same year and the year before, but when we walked out onto the field one last time together we were a different team than they had faced before. We were at the end of an otherwise impeccable season and our positive momentum was so strong there was no way we were going to lose that game.

It really was quite a shock to the other team when we did. They were not ready for us, totally focused on the past results and just expecting to walk all over us, even though both games ended with merely two and three point margins between scores. We came out expecting to win too, but the difference is we knew who we were up against and acknowledged that we were facing a real opponent.

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So, what is the secret to making the impossible possible? What did we do differently the last time we played our rivals? The secret is we knew that it would be difficult, so the first step is to recognize that your journey will not be easy, that you will have setbacks along the way. Second, we kept our strategy versatile, meaning that the second step is to stay flexible, knowing that you are going to fail over and over again before you succeed, but you have to stay determined, dedicating yourself to making your dreams a reality, which is step three. We devoted ourselves to being the state champions and made this dream a reality be sheer will.

Croix Sather, motivational speaker, did something that many people told him was impossible. He ran all the way across America, starting on the west coast and ending in New York, running 26 miles a day for 100 consecutive days. This very article was inspired by a TED Talk he gave discussing his journey and what he learned along the way. Here is the video:

Anyway, I want to finish with a bit of inspiration myself. In 1954 Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, running it in three minutes and fifty nine seconds. Since then over 400 athletes have broken this same barrier. If he was the first person to do so, why has it become so much more common? Is it the advances we have made in technology and science enabling more people to push themselves to new levels of success?

Perhaps it is, but I would suggest another possibility. I think what enabled more than 400 individuals to hurdle the obstacle was the power of belief. They knew that it was possible because it had been done before, so the pep in their step—pun intended—was driven by the pathway that had been laid out by one man who made his dream a reality.

But how did Bannister do it? What drove him to be able to accomplish something that had been impossible until that very moment? His power of belief; he trained not only his body but his mind to be able to run a mile in under four minutes. It is a known fact that professional athletes utilize the power of their imaginations to visualize their success for years before they ever accomplish their goals. Bannister was among them, and he literally made the impossible possible.

Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Make it a great day everyone, and remember, nothing is impossible unless you believe that it is. Always pursue your dreams, because if you don’t, someone else will hire you to pursue theirs, to paraphrase Tony Gaskins Jr.

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Rasta Double Color Blind

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As you taste this shamanistic residually effective tincture, a stellated mind frame will spin inside the galactic wind of these tunnel visioned discrepancies.

Your mind drip will cascade into the images of a double stacked brain surge of surrealistic tendencies.

Juxtaposed ecstatic art to bridge the gaping chasms from one peak to the next.
Studying the effectiveness of a fractal solution, this prohibition of light and truth will incite a revolution.
We are the insane ones for speaking of love and peace, but at least we know that our lives have purpose.
Life is not as transient or insignificant as your studies show, so drop the act and show us the statistical insignificancies of your ill-conceived hypotheses.
Having been led astray for far too long, this liberation will break your manipulated variables to stack the deck of this rigged study of nature versus nurture.
In these retrospective styles we drop in on this tricked out pattern of spiraled infusion.
We break apart from ourselves in the animalistic desire for more pleasure in your confusion.
Going back to the roots of our ancestors, our atavistic sides will spring us forward into the future of civilization.
Societal norms will soon become obsolete as variety is only matched by diversity.
The establishment drags on in the wake of a rising world, as the status quo takes a back seat.
On the backburner lies all things standard in the awakening of a psychosomatic revolution of consciousness.
Our psychotropic influences drive us into the visceral connection of a collective awareness.
In this expanded vision of reality we reach out and beyond because we know how it feels to be left out.
This is a calling to your altruism, so you can either stand out and judge or come in and be accepted.

Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of one of the most impactful people in American history, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the brave activist:

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These two speak loudly similar messages. If we are heading toward peace we cannot wage war to get there. It’s like George Carlin said, “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” We cannot fight fire with fire. Not sure who said this, but “There has to be a revolution, but it has to be a revolution of consciousness.”

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martin luther king jr

Often speaking in terms of morality and judgment, here he is saying that we have to be willing to stand up for what we believe in and take active steps toward making them a reality. Also, we have to be willing to stand up at all, but without going overboard and turning to violence, because that is what they want us to do.

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Last but not least I wanted to get philosophical, something a little more left to interpretation. Perhaps what he means to say is everything we notice in life is only a fraction of what there is to be noticed which ultimately contributes more than most people will ever know to the experiences we are having.

Hope you enjoyed this. Have a great day everyone!