Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of doing, being or having something special, something big.
We all dream big dreams and have great aspirations but unfortunately, for many of us, our dreams remain dreams and our aspirations disappear over time. Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher and believe that we can achieve anything we really desire or aspire to.
Most people get hung up thinking 'I can not do this; It's too hard; It's impossible; No one can do this. '
Recently, I set a goal that I thought was impossible – I wanted to be the Club Champion at my golf club. This may sound like an easy goal for some people, but for me I thought it was impossible.
I am an average golfer and play 18 holes of golf every week.
However, I determined that it was my turn to win something – that I deserved to be Club Champion! So, I spent a few minutes every time I was in the club house looking at the honor board visualizing my name as the Club Champion. I also wrote myself a plan of what I was prepared to do in order to achieve my goal. This included committing to practice all aspects of my game for at least 30 minutes every day which was a huge commitment for me and I was not sure that I would be able to make it.
I made room in my days to practice.
The first round was effortless, I could see my name on the board through the round. I had a great score which saw me leading the contest.
The second round was a nightmare.
I was off target and could not do a thing right.
I came in with one of the worst scores I had in a long time and thought I had failed in my quest.
I realized that I completely forgot to focus on my goal through the round.
Fortunately, after the scores were tallied I was in the playoff's – qualifying in fourth place – of four qualifiers.
I continued with my practice regime and entered the playoff feeling comfortable that I had done everything I could to give myself a chance to win.
Needless to say, I played well and cruised through to the final match and then won the championship match on the last hole when I sank a 3 metro putt for par!
Throughout the entire contest, the times I played poorly, were the times I let go of my goal – I forgot about my vision.
As soon as I focused on my goal of having my name on the honor board as club champion everything came together. I achieved something that I thought would be impossible for me to achieve.
This is my real life example of using the following three step process to achieve the impossible!
- Set a goal
- Work out you need to do to achieve it – rather than thinking it will just happen – and write a plan
- Follow the plan and keep your focus on the goal
Anything is possible Take a piece of paper and write down some goals you have in your life.
Separate the page into three columns
In the first column add items under the heading ' things I know I can do ' In the second column add items under the heading 'things I might be able to do.' And in the third column add items under the heading 'things that that are impossible for me to do.'
Every day for the next month or so try to accomplish the goals that are under things 'I know I can do'.
Write out a plan of how you will realize them and tick them off as they are accomplished.
As you check off all your goals under that heading, start accomplishing the goals under the header of things that 'I might be able to do.'
As you achieve more goals move the goals that are under 'things that are impossible for me to do' to the list of things 'you might be able to do.'
As you go through this process, the goals you thought were impossible will be possible after all!
Aim high, and start working towards your goals.
Imagine your life when you have achieved your goal – visualize it and make a plan to get it.
If you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to travel to the moon, they would have laughed at you. Even fifty years ago, if you had told someone that mail could be sent 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.
There can be no gain without you move outside of your comfort zone.
Do not get caught up in your limiting beliefs. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams and believe that the impossible is really possible!
You can BE, DO or HAVE anything you desire.