Do You Ever Live in the World of the Impossible?

January 19th, 2010

I just received a thank you card from a student with this quote, “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”  (written by Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland)

This student has had an adventurous background including having been a “bush pilot” in Alaska.Living a life of seemingly   impossible challenges, she is performing at a high level and making serious contributions to others.

I have never flown a plane, but I  have flown ideas that make others shrink, yell and wonder what planet I live on.

The minute we imprison our minds to deal only with “the perceived” possible, we stunt our growth. Soaring to the unknown is what minds need to do. Without that soaring we stunt our growth and perhaps the growth of all mankind.

The Queen in Alice in Wonderland has something in common with me. Despite what others think, sometimes, for at least 15 minutes, I become the Queen of Ideas, the Queen of Bargains, and…dare I say, Queen of the Impossible.  I challenge you to join this royal realm for at least 15 minutes a day. We will all benefit and you will enjoy the ride!

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