Don’t tell me it’s impossible, until after I have already done it.

Don’t tell me it’s impossible, until after I have already done it.

How many impossible things have you accomplished?

As quickly as something is pronounced as being impossible, there needs to be an alternate stance that is created upon that pronouncement.

Five years after his historic first manned flight at Kittyhawk, in which he made Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest aspiration finally come true, Orville Wright proclaimed that “No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.”

Twenty-four years later, Charles Lindbergh did exactly that.

The mindset of “impossible” creates a boundary that is man-made and entirely cloaked in perceptions, fears, and doubts.

The reality is there have been millions of things that have been considered impossible that have all been accomplished. It ultimately starts with a proper mindset, and a determination not to accept any limitation as being de facto.

Once we are able to truly understand how and why our own fears are precluding us from attempting things that would appear impossible, or at a minimum, highly unlikely, we are able to skip past all of that, and move directly into the realm of “what if?”

Some people are more trepidatious about embracing such a mindset. I would suppose that a portion of them were not given the opportunities to take on undefined territories as a child and have not had the life experience that shows them that there are, in fact, ways of getting past the things that are scary or not comfortable in their world.

If we, as a specie, are continually looking at the entire world around us through the perspective that everything is possible, we will continue to matriculate into ever greater pastures of capability and know how.

Thirty-two years ago, one of my clients told me that she thought this sentence embodied my perspective on life. I took that as such a compliment, and have been so appreciative that another person saw these qualities in me, and was gracious enough to comment on it.

From that point forward, I suppose that I have embraced this as one of my core beliefs, and as a direct result, I have continued to venture headfirst into territories unknown with full expectation that it would all make sense at some point in time.

If more people were willing to explore these limitless expectations and turn themselves loose on seeking whatever opportunities they might wish to pursue, we would be that much further accelerated as a race, and the all the more appreciative of how things can potentially expand, when we all set our minds towards greater goals, with ever wider horizons before us.

Happy Thursday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!