Impossible is Just a Word, don’t let impossible hold back your career path dreams.
So you have come to that point, we all get to it, more than once in our lives, is this really what I want from my career? We have day dreamed of a being in a better place, as of yet we have done nothing to get us there…until now.
The problem many face at this point is not setting goals once they make a decision to realise their career dreams. To coin the phrase Adidas are now adopting, “Impossible is nothing.”
You may feel, you can’t make a career change, because you don’t feel equipped, why can’t you? If we all thought with restrictions all of the time, nothing would happen, there would be no inventions, no innovations whatsoever.
Don’t allow your career dreams to fall by the way side, you are worth more than that, doesn’t your inquisitive mind deserve more?
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream. This is your career, make the most of it to self actualise YOU.
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down your career goals. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ Add another list and call it ‘impossible for you to do.’
Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’
As the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’
As you go through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. The impossible begin to seem possible after all.
You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that career goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic, always make your goal Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.
So keep dreaming and turn this to reality. Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. If you adopt what we have just discussed, you will step up the career ladder before you know. The impossible will become possible.
If you wish to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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