The Goal Everyone Says is Impossible

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We all have dreams of the wonderful life we wish to manifest for ourselves.  We all want that perfect job, lifestyle, partner and all the things that go along with a perfect life.  And the truth is that the vast majority of us fall far short of achieving anything near what we truly wish for ourselves.  We live a life of quiet desperation as Thoreau put it.

The truth is that each of us has within us the potential to achieve any and all dreams that we have.  All those great things, people and circumstances we desire can be part of our lives.  If that’s true, then why do so many people play the game of life at such a low level?

How We Are Programmed

From a very young age, we are programmed to think we’re not all that great.  When we receive that spelling test of 20 words back from the teacher, our attention is drawn with a big red mark to the one we got wrong.  Well, what about the 19 we got right? We are taught to focus on our mistakes, on all the things we do wrong, and to ignore the great job we’ve done in getting so much right.  This makes us fearful to try.  After all, we might make another mistake, and everyone might be very quick to draw our attention to it, to make us feel foolish. Continue reading