Recently I saw a quote from Airbnb founder Brian Chesky in which he said, “I had a professor who told me, ‘If you can imagine it, you can create it.’ Over the past 15 years, I haven’t been able to quite defy that principle, especially with Airbnb. It’s why I tell everyone at the company to not edit their imaginations. Too often we start with what is possible. But if you start there, you limit yourself and the possibilities.”
This reminded me of a time I had the opportunity to volunteer in my youngest daughter’s preschool classroom. On this particular day “The Bubble Man” came in to perform to the school. He did some pretty amazing tricks, like creating what I thought was impossible – a square bubble! He talked about how he had loved bubbles since he was a little child and figured out a way to make a living at what he loved. Who would have thought it was possible to make a living blowing bubbles!?
Now, every once-in-awhile I will reinforce his message by asking my daughter, “What did the Bubble Man say?” To which she will enthusiastically respond, “Anything is possible!”
Are you limiting yourself and what you achieve by thinking only about what is “possible”?
This week, take just one aspect of your life and write out exactly what it would look like if anything were possible. No matter how crazy it is, don’t limit your imagination in any way. Once you have done that identify one action you can take to move toward that dream this week and complete it. Do one more thing next week, and the week after, and the week after that…. And soon you may just achieve the impossible!
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance