You Must Find A Place Inside Yourself Where Nothing Is Impossible.

Is something impossible? In many cases the answer is absolutely yes. The prospect of my having a career as a K-pop star is absolutely nonexistent. Which is fine because I have no aspirations towards such.

But what if Orville and Wilbur Wright believed that flight was impossible? Or if Louis Pasteur felt that vaccination and microbial fermentation were impossible, where would we be right now as we are facing Covid?

At a certain point, the word impossible almost needs to be replaced with “hasn’t been done by anybody yet, but I am going to do it.“

But how does one get into that frame of mind? I believe it starts with self-confidence. One stands on the shoulders of their previous triumphs and recognizes that each of those were a direct acceleration from prior successes. At that moment it becomes a moment of devout belief.

It becomes something that is so core in one’s foundation as to feel every bit as real as everything else in life. This is how athletes are able to set world records. This is how scientists have breakthroughs. This is how mathematicians conjure new formulas. And this is how entrepreneurs struggle against a world that really does not want them to change it.

Whatever course you have chosen in your life, you will inevitably hit a road marker that is a metaphorical sign post telling you you are at the end of the road. The secret is to see that as a gauntlet that has been laid before you and recognize that this is your moment to discover what you are truly made of.

It is time to dig in and believe with everything you’ve got that you are fully capable of breaking through. After that the rest just becomes history.

If I really did have the aspiration to be a K-pop star, I would have to start studying Psy?

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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!