No, Really, You Can

Anything is possible if you believe.

Boy, does that sound corny. It’s such a trite saying that many people don’t believe it anymore, if they ever did.

I’m starting to think that only a small percentage of the population understands the incredible creative power we humans have.

 When I say creative, I’m not talking about cutting construction paper or writing the occasional poem. I’m talking about literally designing the type of life and circumstances that we want, because it is possible.

Everything that was created by a person was first thought out by that person. Thoughts and imaginings always come before realities. Inventors, record-breaking athletes, artists of every stripe, and others are constantly doing things that were considered impossible a few years earlier.

A four-minute mile? A flying machine? A bulb of light? Be serious.

History has taught us that if something can be imagined, it can also be planned out and achieved.

So what about you? What is it that you would like to be, do, or have? That thing that if your loved ones found out, they’d laugh and tell you you must be dreaming because it sounds too sweet. They almost have you convinced you should give up–maybe you forgot about the fantastic things in your own imagination. They are all possible.

They are possible, and you can take them from whimsical daydreams and turn them into reality, just as so many successful people before you have. The only catch is that you have to pay the price necessary.

All who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
–Orison Swett Marden

Who was Orison Swett Marden? I have no real idea, but I do know in 1896, he published one of the first and best self-help books called “How to Succeed.”


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