When I think of what is impossible versus possible, I often think of those who first worked on our space programs. We have gone from early astronomers gazing at the stars to putting man on the moon and exploring our universe. I had an opportunity a few years ago to view the launch pad of the first Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral Air Station while being told the story of that day. I cannot imagine the terror and defeat that everyone felt when the spacecraft exploded on the launch pad, killing the astronauts. The experience of that day, however, did not result in defeat for those involved in the space program. Instead, they made a decision to believe in possibility.
Often our experience with the word impossible can create blocks to opportunities. We may be quick to give up in defeat, feeling that our only option is to accept nothing will ever change. When we are tempted to buy into something being unattainable, it is good practice to tell ourselves, “this is impossible, unless…” When we add a condition to the word impossible, we open up opportunities to look at an experience differently.
How many times in your life have you been told something was impossible? The word impossible means nothing else can be done…there are no other options. Often, however, it is simply an emotional expression of what we see as difficult to overcome. We even sometimes use this word as a label for our loved ones, saying “You are impossible!” At times the emotional stress we face can seem so overwhelming that what is possible or impossible does not even cross our minds. We need to find healing first.
If you find yourself in this place where a path forward seems unclear, a mental health counselor can help guide you through the uncertainty and help you begin to see new possibilities. Please contact Life Enhancement Counseling Services in Orlando today at 407-443-8862 to schedule an appointment.