I started running at the age of 37. I was never an athletic person, so it never occurred to me that I could be a runner. Then friend of mine approached me with a plan. She said, “We can run a half-marathon (13.1 miles)! If we follow this plan, all we have to do is run for three minutes and then walk for three minutes. Doesn’t that sound doable?”
I thought about it, and I agreed, I said, “Yes, let’s do it! That sounds very possible!” So, we did! I accomplished something that in the past might have felt impossible. It made me start to think about what else might be possible to achieve.
I started running more and walking less. I started training my body for different distances and faster speeds. Eventually I accomplished more “impossible” things. I ran my first marathon (26.2 miles) and I achieved a personal record in a local 5K, winning first in my age group! All of this happened because I started out with believing that something was possible, and then I wondered what else might be possible.
I share this with you, because there have been many times in my life when I’ve had a dream, but I’ve dismissed it with thoughts like, “that’s not possible,” or “I’ll never be able to do that.” Those thoughts kept me from even trying. They kept me from discovering what I might be able to achieve and of finding out what I was capable of.
I now think that I’m capable of a lot more then I’ve ever allowed myself to believe.
Do you have an “impossible” dream?
How about you? Do you have dreams that you’ve dismissed as impossible?
It’s my hope and dream that you would find your possible too!
Let’s turn your thinking around! Here’s what you need to do:
- Recognize when you are shutting the door on something with your thoughts. Watch for things like:
- “I can’t do that!”
- “I’m not good enough.”
- “I’ll never be able to achieve that.”
- “That’s not possible.”
- Begin to dream of what might be possible for you! Foster dreams and let them grow. Do things like:
- Keep a hopes and dreams journal – don’t dismiss anything!
- Pray about your hopes and dreams – ask God to grow them in your heart if it’s his plan for you.
- Take small steps to begin making your dreams a reality.
- Break down bigger tasks (like running a half-marathon into run 3 minutes and walk one)
- Don’t give up when the going gets tough. Find ways to stay motivated and move forward.
Start changing your impossible into what is possible for you! It sounds exciting doesn’t it?
I would love to hear about your dreams and help you find ways to reach them. A great place to start is by joining my private Facebook group where you can get some FREE online coaching and encouragement.
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