“Things are only impossible until they’re not.”
-Captian Jean-Luc Picard
It’s impossible for man to fly ~ Wilbur and Orville Wright 1903
It’s impossible to land on the moon ~ US Apollo 11 1969
It’s impossible to create light without fire ~ Thomas Edison 1879
…the list goes on.
What has been considered impossible for one era has been proven possible in another. So the question is this, is anything truly impossible? Afterall, we label something impossible only when we personally cannot find a solution. Once someone is willing to stand up and challenge an impossibility, there is always a chance that he or she will succeed, solving the problem that no one else could and therefore broadening our abilities as human beings.
It is more than adaptation, more than growth, it is reaching beyond our limitations and societal boxes. It’s becoming something greater. Are we still human? Yes, but we are continuing to stand apart from the rest of creation, proving once and for all that we have a soul, and a purpose. That we aren’t just animals but that we have minds that see beyond this world.
If we were truly made for this world, it would contain us. However, it does not, we continually reach upward and outward, searching for more, driven by a great desire for more that only God can satisfy.
What do you think of this quote?
Have you ever faced an impossibility and have overcome it?