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A World of Possibility

It may not be likely, but is it possible?

This question deserves consideration.

“Impossible” is a limiting belief. How do limiting beliefs affect people? People with limiting beliefs won’t try “impossible” things because they don’t want to fail. Why don’t people want to fail? Because they don’t want to feel rejected, feel bad about themselves, and be perceived as a loser. This typical thinking is what keeps people from taking risk and going for it.

Here is another way of thinking for your consideration.

What if you embrace this statement: "The only way to fail is to not try or to quit?" The only way to failure in this new world is the failure to engage. Success is defined as participation and learning, which includes effort, growth, mistakes and experimentation. The only way to lose in this new world is to quit. As you continue to play and learn the game, you win. In this new world, other people’s evaluation of you is none of your concern. Rejection does not exist. (By the way, it only ever exists as a story in your mind). Therefore, you don’t have to believe in yourself and have confidence before going for it. In this world, everything is interesting and worth trying. Your satisfaction comes from being curious, taking action, trying, observing, experimenting, and improving through practice. Mistakes are embraced as learnings and celebrated as part of the growth process.

What would happen if you created such a world for your employees? How about for your children, or your business associates, or your spouse, or yourself? How about for the server at a restaurant? What if you chose to accept them as they are and celebrated their effort? What might happen?

I invite you to create and enter this world of possibility. It is a place where you will discover new and amazing things about yourself and others. You will awaken to a world of learning and growth; a world where the fear of failure is banished. Try it. You might like it. Just do it for fun. Choose to go for something impossible. Don’t just sit there with moldy wishes and dying hope. Get up and go make some mistakes! In this world of possibility, it’s about having fun and enjoying the journey.

Footnote: In this new world, people improve performance because they continue to practice and learn. What a paradox!

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