Being ignorant of what’s impossible
Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration:
“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant
enough of the impossible to do that very thing.”
– G.M. Trevelyan
Did you ever have an experience where you found that someone
did something you previously thought impossible? I have quite a lot.
And what’s great about being young is that sometimes you don’t
know any better, and so you give something a go.
Knowing too much about an area can be a disadvantage because
you can sometimes ‘see’ all of the reason why something ‘won’t’ work
and so you don’t bother at all…
Whereas, even being open to the possibility of something happening
allows some space for it to occur.
I love the question:
“What now is impossible but if I could do it, it would
transform my business/life?”
Whatever the answer is, should be give some consideration
before you write if off. You might even bounce it off other
people, and don’t be surprised if they give you ideas to make it happen…
Certainly, as we get older, I think it’s vitally important to be open
to the ‘impossible’ happening and certainly encourage it
in the people around us.
If you’d like some extra inspiration this week, I’ve inserted a link
to a very thought provoking article recently posted on Harvard
Business Review – worth a look
Have a great week,