“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.” ~ Lewis Carroll
Sometimes the “impossible” is nothing more than a very real possibility that is imperceptible to a limited imagination. Many everyday inventions that we take for granted – automobile, airplanes, antibiotics and anodized metals, just to name a few – were “impossible” to the minds of previous generations.
Of all of the qualities of consciousness that catalyze progress, the ability to think just beyond what is generally accepted as normal, possible or within the scope of present possibility must surely be in the top ten. Those who exercise this capability are often viewed by peers as odd, suspect or even crazy, but when their creative thoughts are translated into new and useful inventions, they are recognized for their genius, more often than not, posthumously.
Whatever you do, wherever you are, whatever you face, beware of limiting assumptions. Exercise your capacity to think beyond what may seem presently possible and you will be pleased with what opens up in your world when the glass ceilings are shattered.