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Dream the “Impossible” Dream June 23, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.

Kirk’s post about Ignoring Naysayers hit a home run in my book.

In it, Kirk shared the following quote (from an ad for Adidas, of all things):

Impossible is just a big word
thrown around by small men
who find it easier to live
in the world they’ve been given
than to explore the power they have to change it. 

Impossible is not a fact.  It’s an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration, it’s a dare.

Impossible is potential. 
Impossible is temporary. 
Impossible is nothing.

So, go ahead . . . dream the impossible dream!

To read the entire post:  Naysayers and Dumb Ideas

Along the same lines is one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets:

Listen to the mustn’ts child. Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’t haves, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
Mickey-Ta-DaaaAnything can happen child.  Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein

For another brilliant poem about ignoring the impossibles ~ Shame on “Should” (I Am Who I Am).

Aah . . . that’s better!

What “impossible” dreams have you harbored?  Did you make them come true?

And speaking of dreams . . . have you swung by to vote for Kate yet?  If not, please do ~ CLICK HERE! No log in required!

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1. shreejacob - June 23, 2013

I really like that little poem! What “impossible” dream have I haboured or made come true? I don’t know..I mean ..I think I might have a few that I just spare a glance at once in a while…but you know, looking at my life right now..and thinking back to where I was….I think the me back then would have thought that this now would have been an impossibility!

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

Yes! When I look at where I am and compare that with where I was, it does seem a bit “impossible” to have gotten here from there.

2. Grannymar - June 23, 2013

I seem to work through my impossible dreams by simply asking the question “May I?”. On occasions I expected to be told ‘No’, in no uncertain terms, but that has never happened yet!

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

Yes . . . sometimes just taking one step after another leads us from where we are to where we want to be even if a “giant leap” from A to B would have been IMPOSSIBLE.

3. Andra Watkins - June 23, 2013

The Mac pic was a brilliant move. 🙂

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

Best campaign poster EVER!

4. diannegray - June 23, 2013

There is no ‘impossible’ and that’s what I love about this world, Nancy 😀

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

And that’s why you’ve gotten as far as you have with the RUC!

5. kateshrewsday - June 23, 2013

I have been dealing wih a lot of naysayers recently. Exhausting. But, sometimes they give rigour to a project by spotting the flaws. That, whilst being negative, is, I suppose, useful.

Thanks again for the dog’s plug 😀

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

Way to look on the bright side, Kate. They do serve their purpose, at that.

BTW: We’ve been enjoying Sherlock (with Cumberbatch). Just splendid.

kateshrewsday - June 23, 2013

A fantastic take on the old stories, isn’t it, Nancy? And I love the music.

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

Yes! The music is fabulous ~ what a great theme! Definitely puts me right in the mood.

6. judithhb - June 23, 2013

When my grandson was about 13 he gave me a plaque for my birthday which read “If you can dream it you can do it”. Apparently he had heard me say that so often and so now he too believes. Oh and I voted for Kate!

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

That’s cool! What a great birthday present . . . knowing that you’ve been heard. 😀

Thanks for voting for Kate.

7. Crowing Crone Joss - June 23, 2013

I had that verse by the amazing Shel Silverstein on my fridge of many, many years till it got so faded I tucked it away in my treasure box.

nrhatch - June 23, 2013

It is a treasure, Joss. I love bumping into favorite poems and verses . . . it’s like running into an old friend.

8. jannatwrites - June 27, 2013

I like the Shel Silverstein poem. I also like the adorable doggie pic – I voted for Kate!

nrhatch - June 28, 2013

That reminds me . . . today’s the day they announce the winner. Shall have to pop around and see who MacFarlane selected.

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