If It Weren’t Impossible, What Would Be My Next Step?

(This post is #12 in a series of 20 Questions to Self that I recently posted on this blog.)

I’d like to encourage you to ask and answer these questions, too.  The insights you discover may inspire you.

Q:  If it weren’t impossible, what would be my next step?

A:  My first step would be to seek out and find a model of possibility that relates directly to the challenge before me.

When facing seemingly insurmountable odds, the common approach is to give up.  Or worse yet, to complain endlessly about the obstacle…and then give up.

I’ve been guilty of this in my life.  There have even been times when I have looked at a situation and was absolutely certain that it was “the end of the world”.

But guess what?  It wasn’t.  In the moment it sure felt like it was.

Yet somewhere, there was a ray of hope.possible

Many people today are suffering from a phenomenon known as “possibility blindness“.

When circumstances are overwhelming and the challenges continue to mount, it can be difficult to see a way out.

Maybe you’ve had to take a job (or two) that you didn’t really want to.

Maybe you’re income has taken a 50% or more hit.

Maybe you’re marriage is on the rocks and facing an uncertain future.

Maybe the one person that you hoped you could count on for support has decided that they don’t really think you’re worth it.

I don’t know exactly what you’re up against, but I know for sure that your best is yet to come.  Today I’d like to encourage you to keep the faith, and keep moving forward.

Like the seasons, Spring always follows Winter.  Having experienced an unbelievably long winter, I can empathize with what you may be going through.  Whatever it is, I’d like you to remember these three things…

  • 1)  No matter how bad it is, or how bad it gets, please believe that you are going to survive.  Decide that you are not going to give in.  You are a survivor.
  • 2) No matter what you’re facing, someone out there has been down the road you’re traveling.  Seek out counsel from others that have experienced something similar, and lean on them for insight and support.  Until you raise your hand, they may never know you need one.
  • 3) Never forget that you are destined for great things.  The right opportunity, the right connection, the right friendship, or the right “break” might be just around the corner.  Tomorrow could be the day.  Make sure to remain optimistic and expect something good to happen soon.

You’re due for a breakthrough.

(You and me both.)

ABOUT J. SHOOP – I’m J. Shoop, Author, Speaker, and Personal Coach.  I simplify achievement for entrepreneurs by aligning their outer results with their inner wisdom.  Let’s connect on Twitter: @jshoop or visit www.wisdomandresults.com.