Landing a man on the moon? Running 100 meters in 9.58 seconds? Tubes of aluminum carrying passengers through the atmosphere? A black American president? Powering a city with the energy of a split atom?
Enter Apollo 11, Usain Bolt, airplanes, Barack Obama and nuclear power.
We all tell ourselves stories about what’s possible and what’s not. And then we use these stories as excuses that keep us from creating the life we really want.
For each of us, the story is different. Maybe you’ve tried to lose weight in the past, and your story is that you’ll always be overweight. You might think losing weight is impossible for you. Or maybe you’re in your 60s or 70s and think it’s impossible to get into shape at your age. Whatever the story is, the outcome is always the same: Unrealized desires and untapped potential.
Here’s the thing… Whatever “it” is, it is not impossible. Challenging? Maybe. Will it require doing something different? Probably. But impossible? No.
In fact, concealed in the word “impossible” is a hidden truth. The word itself says, “I’m possible.”
By viewing your fitness goals as a possibility, you remove yourself – and your thoughts – as an obstacle, and thus free yourself from the prison of limiting beliefs.