Possibility is defined as one's utmost power, capacity, or ability. What do you believe is possible for yourself in your career, business and/or relationships?
Developing a clear vision of what is truly possible in this life may be a new idea for some of you. You may feel stuck in the past or your current circumstances and you’ve lost sight of the possibility or the opportunity that is here for you.
Gloria Steinem reminds us, “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
Let’s start with dreaming. If you were to step into your imagination and create your dream life, business or relationship, what would it look like? Take a few minutes to fully imagine and picture this. Describe it in detail with pen to paper.
I’m curious as you try to visualize your dream and write it out, what’s the chatter happening in your mind? Many times it sounds like a variation of the following, “This will never happen for me or stop kidding myself and get back to reality.” These thoughts are helpful as they help to uncover our current level of belief in our ability to convert our dreams into our reality.
Gandhi describes the power belief has in being able to achieve dreams and goals, “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
His insight delivers good news and reminds all of us we have the ability to shift our beliefs creating a new realm of possibility to explore. The question now becomes more about being ready to make the shift to move out of being stuck in the past or current circumstances. What would it take for you to be ready? What is it costing you to remain where you are?
I remember reaching the scary tipping point where the pain of remaining in my current circumstances was greater than my fear of failure. At that moment, I decided to create new beliefs in my ability to achieve my dream and moved forward with my plan and just as Gandhi says, I indeed developed the capacity to turn my dream into my reality.
Where are you in your journey? If you were ready to create a new belief, what would it be? Starting the statement with “I am…” is a powerful way to begin training your mind to engage with your new belief and leave your old thinking behind.
Let me know what you decide. If you’d like to talk more about creating change and possibility in your life, click here to set up a complimentary discovery call with me today.