“You live LIFE to make them happen!”
A couple of friends came up to Canada to Spend Memorial Day weekend here and asked to meet up with me for a coffee to go over few things on a project that I am working with them. During our conversation one of my friends opened up his laptop and went to my company website and asked me to explain the meaning of my company’s statement…
“Miracles in life don’t just happen you live life to make them happen”
I began by saying that most people after hearing my life stories the first thing ask me “How do I do it?” The simple way I use to explain was by telling that that I simply believe that I can do then I do whatever it takes to make it happen. Unfortunately presenting this answer always lead people to believing in a fantasy that I am some sort of miracle worker or have been blessed with some type of divine gift. So I started explaining how I do things using the reverse logic. Starting from fantasy of miracles and leading to my truth… After I started using the new approach shifted people focus from how I did these things to asking me to explain the meaning of statement, just like you did right now. This reverse process enabled me lead them out of the world of fantasy that to the actual factual truth; which is that all I really do is just believe I can do it and then do what ever it takes to make it happen. The only ingredients you need in order to succeed are an unwavering belief that you can do it, an unlimited amount of patience and an insurmountable amount of hard work!!!
At this point my friend burst out laughing, because he has heard me often openly boast that I am one of the laziest people you will ever meet. This a true statement because you will never see me running around and working hard just to end up going no where. The secret to my successes in life is doing the things that no one else wants to do but need to get done in order to succeed. These are often the tasks that require a lot of hard work and/or an extreme amount of patience.
I then ask him to tell me what the word “miracle” means. His response was “A miracle is a phenomenon that happens that we can not rationally explain”. To which I responded with “So in fact the word ‘miracle’ really means “impossible” So if we change the word ‘miracle ‘in the original statement to the word ‘impossible’ we get…
“Impossibilities in life don’t just happen, you live life to make them happen“
Which is literally what the original statement means. Needless to say after I showed him the revised statement, my friend now had a really bemused and puzzled look on his face and asked “What do you mean we live life to make them (impossibilities) happen?” I know that no one would actually make a statement like this because people would perceive this in a very negative way just as my friend did. Using the word “miracles” is much more acceptable way of conveying the same message, however the word “miracles” falsely instills the sense that only “hope and prayer” are the only solutions to overcoming the impossible.
I then went on and asked my friend what the word “impossible” means” His answer was “It is something that can’t be done”. The word “impossible” does not literally mean that something “can’t be done”. It merely expresses an opinion that “it is something that we may want or need accomplish can not be accomplished now. Believe it or not the easiest impossibilities to make possible are the ones that everyone else believe will never happen!!!So I presented the following example to explain what I mean…
Man created the belief that it was impossible for man to ever walk on the moon. Then one day people slowly started believing we could. Many years later man actual walked on the moon. It this unique ability of human mind to recognize the impossible that creates our dreams, inspirations, visions and aspirations that it is possible.
Then I proceeded to go of on a bit of a tangent about language that went something like this…
Language was created as way to express and record very complex concepts in very simple terms. The way in which language conveys these concepts is through the creation and use of words. Using words we combine language constructs to fully express our thoughts. The word ‘possible’, is a simple word created to express the concept that something can be accomplish within a given time frame. From this word we also needed create a way to express the opposite concept which is to explain when something can not be accomplished in realistic time frame. So we created the word “impossible” by adding the letters i and m to beginning of the word “possible”. In fact if you look at most of the words that begin with the letters i and m this same general rule applies.
Another question I need answer before we move on is “Why the letters i and m were chosen as the prefix for these words. The technical answer is that the two words have a relationship of opposite co-dependence with one another. In addition to everything we have already discussed. The word “impossible” has a very unique relationship with the word “miracle”. The word “miracle” is used to explain something how something believed to impossible inexplicably became possible.
I then went on to have a bit if creative fun playing around with the word “impossible”. If we expand the word as follows we get “I m possible”. Now drop in an apostrophe between “I” and “M” we get “I’m possible” Further expansion on this concept gives us the follow statement ” If I am possible, then everything must be possible!”.
The mere fact that we recognize something to be impossible right now, really means that if we invest time in finding a solution we can make it possible! All one has to do is believe and be willing to do what ever it takes to make it happen! Which brings us back to where we began our conversation, but now armed with a more purposeful. meaningful and understandable truth to believing…
“Miracles in life don’t just happen. You live LIFE to make them happen!”
In memory of one of the greatest people to ever grace the earth…
Just as I sat down to write this article I discovered one of my role models had passed away, The great “Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr”. This was a man who believed and lived life by pursuing the true meaning of LIFE. That being to… “To peacefully transform the world into one where everyone has Liberty, Independence, Freedom and Equality.”
Here in his own words are his views on the impossible…
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they have been given than to explore the power to change it. Impossible is not a fact it is an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It is a dare! Impossible is potential. Impossibly is temporary. Impossible is nothing”
Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
Thank you for all that your wisdom has enabled me to accomplish in my own life. Including overcoming Parkinson’s disease. You will always be remembered for the inspiration and wisdom that you have shared with the world .
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