from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Time Oct. 25, 2011

“It’s possible.”

Those two small words, liberally applied, could change your life. When you come from a perspective of possibility, you see options and you see potential. Obstacles exist, but like whitewater rushing over and around a stone, you don’t let them define your path.

If you want your life to be packed with possibility, you first have to see it. Prime the pump by asking yourself one simple question every day: “What’s possible?”

You might apply that question to specific goals. Or you might apply it to different areas of your life.

Asking what’s possible is useful as a point of departure for brainstorming. But more than that, asking it consistently is a way to develop your mind’s possibility muscles. When your possibility muscles are strong, an expansive perspective comes more naturally and you’re less likely to cage yourself in by limiting thinking. Don’t let obstacles control your world!

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

- Norman Vincent Peale



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