“Be the Impossible. Do the Improbable.”
– My Wander Why
I love our slogan, because it reminds me to live the life so many people think of as impossible. Far too often, I hear the motivational “influencers” out there saying things like:
There is no sleep for the successful.
Dreaming is for those who can’t; those who succeed get out and do.
Be the Impossible
Now, I completely agree that you need to work for your success. Yet, these quotes skip the vital step in achievement. Goals have to come from somewhere, right? And that somewhere is a dream.
The greatest ideas and accomplishments are the ones not visible to the eye, but seen immensely by the heart. When we work on our big plans – or “grinding” as some of us may call it – we tend to see only a small fraction of what’s possible.
Imagination is having the vision to see what’s just below the surface — to picture that which is essential, but invisible to the eye.
Do the Improbable
Think about all the amazing people we know today who did something incredible with their lives, and have become successful because of it. Think also of how ridiculed they were for even believing in their dreams, let alone following through on them.
Walt Disney: Fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919, because his editor said, he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Bill Gates: Dropped out of Harvard and started a business with Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data, which flopped. Luckily, they tried their hand at business again, and this time, Microsoft was born.
Albert Einstein: Didn’t speak until he was four, and didn’t read until he was seven. He was subsequently expelled from school, and was not admitted to the Zurich Polytechnic School. What happened next? Long story short: he came around.
Charles Darwin: Had no interest in becoming a scientist, thanks to his dad, who called him lazy and too dreamy. Darwin once wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.”
Where to Start
You see, life isn’t always black and white. It isn’t only about biting the bullet, biding your time, and climbing the ladder. Life is full of color and opportunity.
You can achieve anything you want in life, if you choose to believe you can. Even if your dreams seem so big that they are unreachable, with the right motivation and passion – or the right lifestyle coach! – those dreams are achievable.
Don’t knock a dream you’ve had, because so many people don’t understand your path. Keep dreaming, keep working towards it. Know you will fail some times, but pick yourself up and keep climbing.
Just think, we wouldn’t have electricity, if Thomas Edison wouldn’t have dreamed. Imagine Disney world without Disney. Or the incredible power of the apple products, without Steve Jobs.
All Dreamers. All Doers. All Believers.
I encourage you to be one too.