“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite
capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
— Henry Ford
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars,
or sailed to an unchartered land,
or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller
I may be paraphrasing, but I can hear Henry Ford right now in my head speaking to a bunch of engineers who are saying the task can’t be done–it’s impossible, and he is saying, “I don’t give a damn. Do it anyway!” From everything that I have read about Mr. Ford and it is substantial, he just decided he wanted something done and then set out to do it and nobody was going to get in the way–certainly not a naysayer–whether they were an employee or someone outside the company.
If you aren’t already, become more of a possibilitarian. Consider the impossible feats that have been accomplished in the world just in the last 100 years. The list of impossibilities is so long it would take days just to get through the list. Any body can believe in something that has already been done. It takes a possibilitarian to believe in those things that we want to see done but are not yet done. The beginning is seeing it already done in your minds eye, then going to work on the project. Indeed, this quote from Vincent Van Gogh puts it nicely: “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
This is exactly what we are doing in our Upward Trend business and it is fascinating how the finished product is manifesting daily. It is constantly changing and evolving and growing. We have had little or no idea how something would get done, but we had the idea of what we wanted and just started moving, and along the way, the solutions jumped out at us and said, “Hey! Check this out!” We just keep thinking what we want to see and it just keeps coming!
We all have had pessimists in our lives, maybe that pessimist was or is ourselves. It doesn’t really matter whether it is the outside or the inside, anything is possible to an optimist, but little if any of the things that have not yet been done are possible to the pessimist.
It Is Possible That Anything Is Possible.
Spread Some Joy Today–Decide today that anything you really want can be achieved. How is not the issue. The only need is the desire and decision. The rest will come of its own accord.