Can vs Can’t – Possible vs Impossible


It is my opinion, there are four words that are the driving force behind you achieving your ultimate goal and your WHY in life. These four words are the most powerful words that you can and will ever speak to yourself about any situation – “I CAN” and “I CAN’T”, or “It’s POSSIBLE” and “It’s IMPOSSIBLE”.

“CAN” is power and “CAN’T” is retreat. “POSSIBLE” is potential and “IMPOSSIBLE” is no expectation.

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You have the power to decide if you wish to ACHIEVE or RETREAT, live for the possible or live with no expectation. because when you speak victory words such as “I CAN” and possible, you will attain whatever you set out to do regardless of what others are saying to you.

There are many famous entrepreneurs in the world and I can guarantee you that if you spoke with each of them individually, they would tell you that in the beginning of their journey the majority of people told them —-you “CAN’T” do that, it is “IMPOSSIBLE!”

Fortunately, these highly successful entrepreneurs disregarded this advice and listened to their inner voice that said, “Yes I CAN, it is POSSIBLE!”

The key in life is to realize the most important person who speaks to you every day is you – on the inside! You need to review your WHY in Life and see if you are on track toward achieving your WHY, or are you on a detour because someone told you, “You CAN’T, it’s not possible to do that so stop dreaming!” If the latter is you, you need to speak to your inner person and say to yourself, “Today I will take another productive stride!”

Every day for 5 decades plus, each morning, I visualized myself crossing off another CAN and CAN’T on my list. Even today, my personal outcome for each day is to build a community of people who we can inspire and motivate. I have to admit if it was not for my inner person saying, “Chuck you CAN do it! YOU CAN do it!” If he did it, then it is POSSIBLE that I can do it too.

Some days it is still difficult, but I am doing it!

I am personally very proud and appreciative of the people who have stepped up to the plate and made individual contributions of talent over the years to create interesting, important contributions to radio communications, and in these last few years, to the many who have helped those trying to move ahead in a new, digital world.

All of these people have and are dreaming of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

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.

If everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

You know the story of the bumblebee. Scientists have studied the bee and have stated over and over again, it is impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Fortunately for the bumblebee no one has told them, so fly they do.

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? 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. On a piece of paper write down some goals in your life. Under the heading ‘you know you can do’ list some goals. Under the second heading, ‘you might be able to do’, write the things that you want to try to do. And under a third heading, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’

Now look at all the headers and strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you’ve accomplished 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.’

Once completed, you will move to the third column, the thing’s you CAN’T accomplish.
As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish.

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.

If you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to fly to the moon, they would laugh at you, or worse yet – burn you at the stake. 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 you to accomplish your 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.

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 dream on, friend! 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 bit more possible.

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