Guest Post By: Amanda Johns Vaden
“Whether You Believe It or Not, It’s Probably True.” That’s actually one of my very favorite quotes because I actually do believe that.
What I have found in my own personal life is that when I believe I can do something, I typically find a way. If I don’t really believe that something can happen, I rationalize my way out of trying to make it work.
Have you ever done the same thing?
Here’s the biggest question for this week’s blog:
What do you believe that is actually possible in your life?
Now that’s a really big and somewhat vague question because it could be personal, professional, or about your fitness life. It could even be about your financial life, your career, or your relationships. But the question remains the same.
What do you believe in your life that you actually think can come true?
That’s what I want to pause and think about this week.
It’s Sunday night and I’m actually driving to a study with some of my girlfriends. As I sit and think about that question to myself, one of the things I notice that happens quite often is I immediately go to the realistic.
I immediately go to things that are already in motion. I already think, “What are things that already have a track to run on and what do I just need to finish?” I wonder about the things that seem possible.
I rarely think about the things that seem impossible. What are the things that could happen with a little creativity and ingenuity? Who are the people in my life who could help me make impossible things possible?
Regardless of where you are and what, you believe on this stance here’s one thing I know to be true:
Mind really does overcome matter.
If you believe something, more than likely you can find a way to make that become a reality.
I also believe the opposite. If you don’t believe something is possible, you’ll never give it enough attention, effort, or resources for it to even become a glimmer of hope in your imagination.
As you read this blog this week, I hope it helps you challenge your thinking with one thing:
What is potentially impossible that actually could be possible with a little creativity, a little willpower, and the right people coming together to help you?
Amanda Johns Vaden is a founding partner, executive coach and senior consultant at Southwestern Consulting. She has worked with over 400 sales offices nationwide. Amanda is the author of the upcoming books Unspoken: Redefining Expectations Between Men and Women in the World of Work and 4-Dimensional Follow up: Increasing Client Retention and Customer Loyalty Through Follow-Up.
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