Achieving the Impossible

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In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, Alice tells the White Queen, “One can’t believe impossible things.” The White Queen immediately said, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Not everyone can be as open-minded as the White Queen, but we can choose to believe that things which seem impossible might, in fact, be achievable. It might be hard, and the answers don’t always come quickly, but research shows that just believing that something might be possible is the first step toward achieving impossible things. Did you know that a person’s brain determines how they experience the world around them? The brain weighs about three pounds and contains around 100 billion neurons, which are cells that carry information. Think about that! When we take the time to stop, relax and ask questions, the answers are more likely to appear. The formula for achieving the impossible begins with the belief that you can, followed by hard work and determination.

Something to Think About
We can all do the impossible if we set our minds to it. Nothing is impossible; some ways lead to everything… It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.

Weekly Activity

This week, try to believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Words of Wisdom
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged. – Thomas Edison

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. – Amelia Earhart

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

There are so many impossible dreams that have come true for me that no dream is ever impossible anymore, as far as I’m concerned. – Michael Caine

So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve

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