Impossible Is Just An Opinion

Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Impossibility. Who or what defines impossibility now or ever for that matter?

Once upon a time the idea of sending people into space was impossible. The concept of containing people within a pressurised metal can and sinking to bottom of the sea was ludicrous. Oh and who would've thought that we would be able connect with anyone across the globe instantaneously using a device the size of our hand? What was once deemed impossible by the masses is now just another element of human life in the 21st century.

Although we may not live a life of flying cars and robot butlers as envisioned by the Jetsons, we sure have come a long way.

The idea of someone telling you that what you want to achieve is impossible is simply crazy. After having achieved so much as a species in such a short amount of living history some people still have the audacity and the nerve to tell someone else that something is impossible? It simply can't be done they say!

That's something I just can't wrap my head around, and then there's the fact that people continue to believe this claim that whatever they are trying to achieve is impossible. It doesn't matter who that person is, what they've done or when they were born their assessment of your situation and your capabilities is just an opinion. It's not set in stone, it's not a hard fact, you shouldn't base your decisions on someone elses opinion of you. Nobody knows you better than you

Could you imagine if the first time the Wright Brothers were told that their idea for an aeroplane was impossible and they stopped? What if Donald Trump never ran for President of the United States because someone told him that it couldn't be done? Or what if someone told Elon Musk that building a lithium battery that could power South Australia in 100 days was a fantasy and he decided against doing it? We would never progress, individually or as a society.

If anything, I'm fairly sure if you'd asked those people mentioned above what they would do if someone told them that what they were setting out to achieve was impossible, they'd probably laugh. Better yet they'd probably use that doubt as motivation to absolutely make it happen.

I believe a lot of the "impossible" labelling that occurs today is founded from jealousy and the desire to see someone else fail. This is the mindset that slows progress and the evolution of societies. This is the mindset and the act which poisons the dreams of those who don't know better. Those who value someone else's opinion more than they value their own ability.

My call to you is to not let anyone elses opinion dictate your views on where you are, where you're going or the path you choose to take in achieving your goals. It has been proven time and time again that labelling something as impossible is destined to be proven wrong so instead of taking that label to heart and quitting, turn it into fuel and make the impossible, possible.

Impossible is just an opinion, and we all know that saying about opinions...everyone's got one.