Louis D. Brandeis said “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
For someone to want to do something that’s been described as “impossible,” he or she must really have the drive to succeed. He or she is fighting against the rest of society, perhaps even those closest to him or her. But proving them wrong — and accomplishing that goal — can be fulfilling, satisfying, and worthwhile. And the end result can be more powerful than with any more “possible” task.
I have struggled with some of my goals. But if it looks like a goal may be impossible, perhaps I can use that as fuel for the fire. Perhaps trying to prove that it is possible will give me the necessary push to really make it happen. I’d like to think so, anyway. And my goal is definitely worthwhile, at least to me.
Whenever you feel discouraged in your goal, it may be helpful to think of this quote. If you think about it, it really is true. Inventions, discoveries, monumental tasks — many deemed impossible, some shortly before success — have really pushed society forward. They’ve changed our lives. And as long as you believe in yourself and your goals, nothing is truly impossible.