Going from impossible to possible

“‘What’ and ‘if’ are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.” 

That quote from the movie “Letters to Juliet” illuminates what can happen when you question your decisions.

What if I said yes when everyone else said no?

What if I said yes when I thought I couldn’t?

What if I said yes even when it didn’t seem possible?

What if I said yes even when I was afraid?

Have you ever been afraid of saying yes to an opportunity because you felt you weren’t good enough? Or perhaps you were afraid of failure? 

Human beings strive for comfort and security; unusual situations and lack of stability make us feel out of place. We are afraid to leap into the unknown and would rather pass on an opportunity that might seem too good for us. When our mentality is set on having everything we want, when we want it, and as fast and accessible as we can have it, we settle for the ordinary and throw aside what could be extraordinary. We would rather say “No, maybe next time” or “No, that is impossible,” instead of thinking about the possibility of maybe. We say no because we are human and the fear of losing what we have overpowers our ability to respond to what we could achieve.

Shifting your mindset from a state of impossible to possible can create a whole new perspective for our goals and dreams. This extraordinary journey begins by saying yes. The power of this three-letter word is taking that first step into the unknown. It is having faith in something you may not see right away. It is an act of determination and perseverance. It is a test for patience and endurance. 

This is something that every individual is capable of saying. It is leaving behind fears and worries that cloud your path to achieve all your dreams and goals.

This journey will not be easy; it is not given, it is worked for. It is a journey that requires more than just one attempt, it involves trial and error. Saying yes may result in failure, but from failure we learn to recover. It is from this recovery that we acquire a stronger drive and an extra push to continue working towards a goal. When we say yes, we take a state of willingness. We expect any outcome, positive or negative, and are ready to push through it.

If you knew that this three letter word could make your life extraordinary, would you say yes?

Yes, I can do it.

Yes, it is possible.

Yes, I will keep trying.

Yes, I won’t be afraid.