10 Things I Believe About Possibilities - UPDATED

There is no reasonable goal that is impossible to achieve 
if you possess enough determination and patience.

The key word in this statement is “reasonable.” I’ve included it as a qualifier, because I believe that we’re all pinned to the mat at times by limitations beyond our control. But, I suppose that those times are few by comparison to the number of times we are guilty of pinning our own shoulders.

My mother often said, “Son, you can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it.” Suffice it to say that I explored her encouragement thoroughly and discovered the “within reason” clause on my own. Perhaps another one of my favorite quotes fits this assertion a little more accurately:

“Most people have the will to win.
Few have the will to prepare to win.”

– Bobby Knight

It’s easy to visualize what we would like, but it’s much more of a challenge to visualize the pieces, parts and activity that it takes to get there. Pick any definitive end result and there is a template for success that when applied with faithful regularity will produce the desired outcome over time, provided the initial goal was reasonable.

Perhaps the greatest roadblock to personal achievement is deceptively hidden within our initial commitment. We choose to do something because we sort of like it, it feels right in the moment, others around us think that it suits us well, or it offers the promise of upside; but we’re not in love with it.

If you could just as easily walk away from something as cling to it out of obligation; then walk away. No, on second thought – RUN! It’s not the best fit for you. It’s just NOT.

Give yourself to something that you love. Give yourself wholly, without regard to the cost or the approval rating of others. Find something that you are absolutely jacked about. Find something that permeates your thoughts before you even pull the blankets back to get out of bed. Find something that you most desperately want to accomplish. Then, pay the price.

Invest as much time and energy to it as you possibly can. Sacrifice in other areas (if you love it, it won’t seem like much of a sacrifice). Measure yourself then set the expectations higher. Push yourself for all you’re worth. . . FOR ALL YOU’RE WORTH!!! And maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover a pinch of greatness deep down inside of you that you never knew existed.

You weren’t born into this world to be mediocre. You were born to be extraordinary. And there is no reasonable goal that is impossible to achieve, if you possess enough determination and patience.

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