By Morty Lefkoe
“It can’t be done” is never the truth.
What people really are saying when they utter these words is: “I don’t how how to do it.” Or, “it can’t be done the way we’ve always tried in the past.”
Here’s why “it can’t be done” is never an accurate statement, no matter what you are referring to.
It is impossible to know anything, for certain, about the future.
Given what we know we might be able to make reasonable predictions about the future, but we never know everything that might be relevant.
Moreover, even if we did, things change all the time, making things that might have been very difficult yesterday relatively easy today.
Many things that were considered impossible years ago have since happened.
In fact, most “things” that exist today would have been considered impossible to someone living a couple of hundred years ago: airplanes, automobiles, television, space travel, heart transplants, and even indoor plumbing.
Actually we don’t have to go back that far.
The personal computer, the Internet, video Skype calls to and from anyplace in the world (free), and cell phones would have been considered impossible even 50 years ago.
Any yet we are certain we are telling the truth when we say to others (and to ourselves): “It can’t be done.”
Steve Jobs Regularly Did The Impossible
Doing more of what we did yesterday isn’t very difficult.
Even doing things a little differently or a little better isn’t very difficult.
A lot of people do more, different or better every day.
But doing something that has never been done before, that most people think is impossible isn’t that easy.
It takes guts. It requires us to ignore the naysayers and not fear failure.
Unfortunately most of us are all too willing to accept “it can’t be done” both from others and from ourselves.
> Continued: It Can’t Be Done.