Today, while working out at the gym, I was listening to an old recording of Jim Rohn talking about building unshakable character. Toward the end of the recording, he said something that, although I had heard it before, struck me as if I were hearing it for the first time.
He suggested that we study possibilities.
This weekend, I am scheduled to speak about The CHILD Game Plan at an event called Baby Fest, where there are 2,000 people expected to be in attendance. As I was preparing for the presentation, I had decided to begin with the following question: “What one thing does every baby, child, and adult have in common?”
The answer? Potential!
Then it hit me… we are all pregnant! Everyone you know is pregnant with potential. The question is, what will we do with it?
As I was thinking about Jim Rohn’s suggestion that we should study possibilities, I began to think about some of the possibilities available to everyone, from infant to adult.
What is possible once a baby learns to crawl? Walk? Run?
What is possible if your child really applies herself at school?
What is possible concerning your finances, your level of fitness, your effectiveness in your vocation, your relationships?
The more we consider possibilities, the more apt we are to dream great dreams. The more we dream great dreams, the more apt we are to take great action to achieve those dreams.
It all starts with the consideration of what is possible. Is there something in your life that seems to be impossible, but really isn’t?
1. Grab your dictionary, or purchase one from a dollar discount store.
2. Cross out the word impossible in the dictionary. Circle the word possible.
3. Make a list of 3-5 of the most desired possibilities in your life. Is it to get out of debt? Lose weight? Gain weight? Restore a relationship? Remember, this has everything to do with what you desire and not the degree to which you believe it is possible.
4. Pick one that is most important to you right now.
5. Ask yourself…”For this to be possible, what is the first thing I need to do?”
6. Commit… and do it.
7. What’s next?
8. Commit… and do it.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you experience that possibility as a reality.
Can you do that? It’s possible!