All great people look the impossible in the eye and make it possible. Why? Because they know there is no such thing as impossible. It is a myth created by the observers of life who are threatened or frightened by the possible. And thus unwilling to scale the barriers they erect to achieve the magnificence of something all the Naysayers insist can’t be achieved.
The barrier builders:
- Jet Planes
- The Internet
- Genetic Engineering
- Cell Phones
If the observers of life ruled, none of these products, none of the companies that make them, would exist today. Nor would the impossibilities that will replace them every single year from now to eternity. The courageous will find a way to turn the impossible into the actual. Into the living, breathing things no one ever expected to see because, well, it was impossible.
In his fine album Back To Bedlam, James Blunt sings a haunting song about the death of bravery in the world. The sad thing is that it’s true. The good thing is that if you are brave, you can do it all. Replace the Internet. Out google Google. Find sweetness and joy and love and success where others see only the impossible. This is where opportunity lies: at the nexus of the Naysayers and the possible. This is where you can build a grand life. This is where you can develop an extraordinary career. This is where you can form a world-beater of a company. This is where you can be true to yourself as opposed to the observers of life. The worshippers of the impossible. They will always tell you that something is in the way of the voyage. To them, the possible is always 50 miles away and that last 50 miles is beyond reach.
What they really mean is that it is 50 miles to the impossible.
Don’t listen. Put in your earplugs and keep moving. You will cross the line from observer to a life truly lived. You will be brave. And you will inherit the earth.
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