Anything is possible but not everything is probable. We all just need to figure out how much risk we are willing to take and how hard we are willing to work at something. You can choose to live an easy low stress existence or you can push yourself to the limits – it’s up to you. Most of us live somewhere in between these two polar opposites and usually end up with the outcomes we deserve. In most cases in life there aren’t incapable victims, just people who talked themselves out of success or happiness because they weren’t willing to confront the brutal facts of their reality and challenge themselves to grow and achieve more. I am always saddened when I hear someone bemoan their status quo existence but then make very little effort to do something about it. It’s almost as if they are caught in a vicious cycle of self-inflicted denial and ineptitude.
People of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds are capable of incredible things. The evidence is literally all around us. I was fortunate to see Cirque du Soleil over this past weekend and it was amazing. I went into the show with high expectations and they were exceeded. Quite frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it before. What people can accomplish physically with their bodies is almost hard to comprehend at times. The individuals on the stage weren’t all that different from their audience. The performers were both short and tall. They were also slim and stocky. Some were very attractive while many others were only average looking. However, they all had their given place in the show and excelled in their role. What separated them from the crowd was their obvious their level of training and learned competence, but also their willingness to push themselves to become great at something hard to do. They also have to believe in themselves and not succumb to the limitations of negative thinking.
Most of us of don’t have the courage, dedication and perseverance to push our bodies to its physical limits. We either talk ourselves out of it or stop when it gets hard. The same thing happens in careers and relationships. However, our libraries and media outlets are full of stories of incredible bravery and accomplishment. There are also innumerable stories where couples overcome significant obstacles to be with one another and find true love. I can’t guarantee you that if you try you won’t fail or that you may end up short of your anticipated destination. If you live your life fully, you do risk disappointment, pain and sorrow (note: all three will happen anyway). I can guarantee you that in all but a very few cases, success and happiness won’t simply fall in your lap. Every individual is capable of greatness in their own life. The question is and always be, “how bad do you want something and what are you going to do about it.”
The day you truly believe anything is possible is the day your life changes for the better.
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- Expand Your Definition Of What’s Possible (capacity-building.com)
- 3 Ways to Train Like a Cirque Du Soleil Performer (No Crazy Stunts Required!) (self.com)
- Life (donaldmahlatse.wordpress.com)
- The Limits of Perseverance (onlyonceblog.com)
- Why are so few people truly successful? (raymondddpassionpreneurcoach.wordpress.com)
- Go the Extra Mile: Optimism & Perseverance (georgesecko.wordpress.com)
- Working hard or hardly working? (qwestore.wordpress.com)
- 10 Things Cirque du Soleil Taught Me About Teamwork (educationinnovation.typepad.com)