Haven't you dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big?  How many guys haven't fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homerun or creating the next big thing in computer software?  What young lady hasn't dreamed of being the homecoming queen or a world famous model… or singer?  And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

We dream big dreams and have great aspirations.  But for most people, dreams remain just that – dreams!  Instead of experiencing exciting adventures we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day.  But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.
 
The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible.  Most people get hung up thinking "I can't do this."  "It's too hard."  "It's impossible. No one can do this."  But just think… if everyone thought like that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.  Limit yourself with self-doubt, and you will never be able to break past what you've decided is impossible. 
 
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life.  Go ahead… write down anything and everything you've ever wished for or dreamed about.  Take another piece of paper and under one heading of "things I know I can do’ make a list.  Under another heading write the things ‘I might be able to do.’  And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for me to do.’   Think about it before completing the last list.  Don't add to it things that are really unrealistic.  By now, you've added all the things on your original list of goals, to one of the three columns.
 
Why should you do all this?  Simple… if you have no goals in life, then you truly are "just existing".  Why not decide to change this… today!
 
Now look at the headings and your lists.  Strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘I know I can do’.  Check them off as you accomplish them.  Believe me, that's a really good feeling and can be quite addictive… which is good.  Right?  Once you are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the next heading – the one that reads ‘I might be able to do.’
 
As all of the items you wrote under "I might be able to do" are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for me to do’ to the list of things ‘I might be able to do.’
 
As you go gradually through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish.  Those "impossibles" begin to seem possible after all.   The technique here is to not limit your imagination.  It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little.  Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard towards it, end up disappointed and disillusioned.
 
If you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind.  But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
 
Ask any gym junkie and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you strive out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”?  That is as true as it can be.
 
So dream on my friend!   Don’t get caught up, or held back, with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain your dreams.  Putting your dreams on paper is the first step.  Then, as you step up the ladder of progress towards your goals, you will find out that the "impossible" has just become a little bit more possible.
 
Christine R.
 
"You are as amazing as you let yourself be. 
Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be". 
~Elizabeth Alraune
 
 
 
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