Your Ability To Do Impossible Things Lies Solely In Your Limiting Beliefs

I live my life to make your life better.

Big, bold, and egotistical, I know.

Years ago, I realized that the number one purpose in life is to make it better for everyone around you. Doing this, not only makes their life better, it makes those around them better. You see, helping others is contagious. When you see it, you feel the need to help someone and conversely, when someone sees you helping someone, they want in on the action.

What happens when the person you want to help is held back by limiting beliefs?

“That’s impossible. It will never work. No one has done it before.”

Impossible in your world is different than the impossible anybody else’s world, mine included. If I’m being honest, impossible doesn’t even exist in my world. I was put on this planet to do impossible things and impossible things I’ll do. Again, big, bold, and egotistical, I know.

If you “Google” impossible quotes, you are sure to come up with these:

  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert Schuller
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Impossible is just an opinion” – Paulo Coelho

Quotes and action are two separate things and a quote without action is a colossal waste of time.


Before Roger Bannister, running a 4-minute mile seemed impossible. They said, “No one has it, no one can do it.” 

Before he set the mark, he began making a name for himself. During the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 meter race. He completed the race in 3 minutes, 46 seconds. Seeing his time, his belief in the 4-minute mile skyrocketed. He spent the next two years trying to do impossible things. He trained, ran, trained, and even contemplated quitting. Yes, he even threw in the towel and caught it before it hit the ground. In 1954, with the world watching, he proved the skeptics all over the world wrong. On May 6th, 1954, at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

While incredible, the feat isn’t the best part. 46 days later in Turku, Finland, his record was broken. Today, kids in high school’s all over the country are running a 4-minute mile.

Do impossible things

Impossible things happen every day whether you notice or not.

  1. Neil Armstrong – Flew over 200 different air crafts but will forever be remembered for being the first man on the Moon.
  2. Jerry Yang – At age 10, the only word he knew was “shoe”. He went on to create Yahoo!
  3. Helen Keller – Lost her hearing and vision at 16 months. Became the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts.
  4. Tom Schaar – First person to ever land a 1080 (3 full rotations) on a skateboard. Oh, by the way, he was 12 when he did it.

What defines them? What makes them want to do impossible things?

It starts with what is in your head. Impossible is a word, that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. If you are to achieve the impossible, you must learn to not let the word define who you are, what you can do, where you come from, how to do it or why it can’t be done.

That’s it. That’s the secret.

Belief system

Tony Robbins said it best when he said, “If you want to change your life, you have to raise your standards.” I’m saying if you want to change your life, acquire a set of limitless beliefs. Your capability to do impossible thing revolves around your belief system. Change/modify/reinstall/upgrade your belief system and the ceiling of your potential increases. 

It isn’t as easy as it sounds.

The tricky thing about your belief system is that you received it at a very young age. By the time you were a few years old, everything that you will base your decisions on has been “programmed” into your brain, including what you are capable of. It isn’t your parent’s fault so don’t blame them. The world has enough “Daddy and Mommy Issues.” It is your fault, however, for either recognizing or not recognizing it and refusing to do something about it.

Read the books, study the masters, network with people, journal your thoughts, mind map your ideas, quit bitching about things you can’t control, stop blaming others, take responsibility for who, what, and where you are, and most importantly, stop telling yourself that you can’t.

Television, social media, the media, gossip, magazines, and the Internet, are all forms of brain pollution. Get rid of the brain pollution and start opening up to the possibility of non-impossibility. If you can’t get rid of them reach out to me and I’ll come to your house and do it for you. Or at the very least I’ll recommend that you watch this video from Darren Hardy of The Compound Effect.

Moving forward

Look around you. Look past the trees, houses, people, cars, and all the superficial stuff. What do you see?

I’ll tell you what I see.

Opportunity to create and do the impossible.


Cheers to your success,


About Joel Scott 93 Articles
I am a family man first and foremost. Everything that I do is for my family. They keep me focused and moving forward. My world was turned upside down when I visited Africa for the first time. That trip left me with a newfound purpose in life: To cause and create profound change in every corner of our world.

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