“There’s no use trying,” said Alice, “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Red Queen.
“When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
So what will you believe is POSSIBLE for you this year?
I believe that just about anything is possible, given the proper time and timing, the proper attitude about it, and the right mix of focus and actions.
For the professionals I’ve worked with over the years who achieved extraordinary things for their circumstances, every single person never even considered that what they wanted to achieve was not possible. They always “knew” it was possible even when it was way outside their known experience up to that point.
From others though, I’d often hear the phrase “I need to be more realistic”. I think that’s just code for “..one can’t believe impossible things.”
What was missing for them was not that they aimed too high, rather it was that they didn’t factor into it all of the additional structures, systems, knowledge, habits, values, sacrifices, timing and support it would really take to achieve their goal.
Be sure you are training yourself to get better and better (perfection doesn’t exist here) with how you set goals, how you phrase them and the deeper aspects to look at when considering what can be achieved this year with your current capacities — then just work on growing those capacities. Keep showing up fully; 100%.
Some “possibles” might take longer than you at first anticipated due to your lack of experience around it. But guess what, every year you get smarter and wiser and with that, your capacity expands. Some “possibles” might take 2 or more years to achieve. So break them down into smaller chunks and do what you are capable of doing this year. It’s that simple.
I hope you’re having fun creating your goals and motivators for 2020 in preparation for Part 2 of CREATING 2020. Let me know if you need any support around it, have unanswered questions or challenges you’re getting snagged by.