I was reading an article the other day when I came across these few words to live by. As we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what might not work we will find the things that not only work, but work better then the “accepted solution”. We can’t be satisfied when somebody tells us something is impossible. I love this quote from Muhammad Ali:
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Oftentimes we trap ourselves inside boxes of thought which only allow us to come up with solutions that are widely used. These solutions will work, but they are often clunky, one-size-fits-all answers. As we allow ourselves to push out of that box, we may be willing to try things that turn out to be much better, even if it appears it “might not work”.