Impossible is Nothing: How To Make Your Dreams Possible

“Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Jack Johnson

How To Make Your Dreams a Reality

There is no better feeling than knowing you want to do something and knowing that it is possible. Being in the space of possibility we are filled with immense energy and clarity.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we are constantly told that many of things we want to pursue are simply not possible. We have fallen victim to constant propaganda that has limited our potential to express our individuality.

Many people as time goes on get comfortable with an idea that goes along the lines of….”I am doing whatever I can…this is all I can do…with my background this is the best I can do.”

The problem is we look to our past and strictly use it to measure our capability in the present. All this does is distort and limit your growth. The past is dead, but we keep reviving it by giving it our attention, by becoming identified to it. We take certain comfort in it because we know it, but life’s possibilities only exist in the unknown, in the new. You need to learn to let go of the past and welcome the new. Problem is people want things to change, but they themselves stay the same. This is obviously impossible.

You need to decide clearly…are you interested in being powerful? And I’m not talking in the sense of having power over someone. We all possess immense energy and our own unique innate intelligence that we can harness to tackle life’s constant challenges.

You Can Do It!

Never use the words “I cannot” or “I am powerless”. In most cases you just don’t have the right knowledge or are not really interested. Which is it?

If you are clear that you’re interested then you know you don’t have the knowledge.

Define very clearly what you want, where you are,  and know very well you can do whatever it is that you want to do. If you are genuinely interested you just need to acquire the right knowledge. You are not powerless.

Many times opportunity comes knocking at your door, but if it comes to you too easily you think there is something wrong. You start thinking maybe I am over qualified and don’t look into its further possibilities.

When you know what you need to achieve, where you are, and that it is possible…this is the space where your responsibility grows…deep inside you know, “I am doing it!..I’ll do it!”

You need to realize that seeing an idea as impossible takes away your responsibility. When you think it is impossible you give up on yourself. You never take the responsibility for it. All the great innovations throughout history that we currently enjoy were brought to life by people who did what everyone at one point said was impossible.

You only need to take the responsibility of making things possible in your life. Know continuously that things are possible. The more responsible you become, the more powerful, the more free you will be. This is the paradox, people usually associate irresponsibility with freedom.

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

When I first arrived in Korea and I heard the language being spoken around me, first thought in my head was…”oh man, I am never going to be fluent in Korean……I am not talented at languages…It is impossible. That one idea kept me for many months from making any attempt at tackling the language.

Once I became really interested in learning the language, I knew I lacked the knowledge, the right approach…I began to see that it was indeed possible. Once I accepted the idea that it was possible, I took responsibility, and now I take daily specific actions and slowly but surely I am well on my way to fluency. I get so much pleasure In being able to communicate with a native speaker. If I had remained attached to my past I would have not pushed myself to expand my learning abilities. Only a few years back I would have said it was impossible based on my false ideas regarding my language learning abilities.

If I would have never challenged some of the ideas I thought as impossible, I would have never gotten my real estate licence at the same time as taking a full college course load. I would have never moved to another country all on my own. I would have not started up a clothing company with my friends. I would have never written a book because I wasn’t a “writer”. I would have never learned to salsa dance, and that also would have meant not meeting my lovely wife. All of the things I consider meaningful in my life started from a point of initially looking impossible, or people told me I couldn’t do it.

I am sure everyone of you can look back on your past and remember a time when you took genuine responsibility for something and you made it happen, you worked for it.

Any feeling of powerlessness that you carry within you, you created it, you wanted it, you took responsibility for it whether you were conscious of it or not. This can be very painful to see. The important thing to realize is that you are the cause to everything in your world. Just as you can create the feeling of powerlessness, you know you can create its opposite. Not that bad events or situations don’t happen, they do, but you have the power to decide how you will respond to them. Blaming and complaining will get you nowhere.

If you don’t like where you currently find yourself, you need to change the standards you set for yourself, your root patterns, and learn to do them consciously. Check out my post on systematically increasing your self-awareness.

Doing your actions with full awareness will not bind you to your past. Doing things unconsciously you sow the seeds for future karma (reactions), all that is needed is similar circumstances for your behaviors to repeat themselves.

Our root patterns can be seen in our attitudes. An attitude is simply a pattern of thoughts that has been thought over and over until it crystallizes and actually becomes imprinted in your brain. The problem is that attitudes are harder to observe within ones self as opposed to just noticing your thoughts. Your attitudes simply react to your environment and you’re largely unaware of the whole process taking place.

Living an Empowered Life

The confidence you carry when you are feeling empowered can be drastically increased when you change your root patterns, your unconscious tendencies.

Check out my post on healing your deep rooted patterns: How To Heal Your Past by Cleansing Your Consciousness

Many of our root patterns where instilled in us by our environment before we even had a chance to discern the consequences of accepting such global social beliefs. Take a look at the list below, do any of these suggestions resonate with you? Do any of your attitudes reflect them? Have you accepted them on some level? Is their any inherent truth to them? How do you subconsciously sabotage yourself because of them?

All of my past failures stem from root patterns that were instilled in me since a child.

Society’s Negative Suggestions:

  • You can’t.
  • You’ll never amount to anything.
  • You mustn’t.
  • You’ll fail.
  • You don’t have a chance.
  • It’s no use.
  • It’s not what you know, but who you know.
  • Whats the use nobody cares.
  • There is no point in trying so hard.
  • You’re too old.
  • You’re too young.
  • It’s unrealistic.
  • Things are getting worse and worse.
  • Life is an endless grind.
  • You can’t trust anyone now a day’s.

If you study closely many of the meanings of the messages society and our family conditioned us with is nothing more than a form of propaganda. Its concealed purpose was – and is – to control you by instilling fear in you.

You will find many of the suggestions people make, whether they know it or not, are aimed at making you think, feel, and act as they want you to, in ways that are to their advantage, even if they are destructive to you.

You need to take responsibility for all the unconscious responsibilities you took. Many times if we feel powerless, we take solace in thinking..poor little me…I am innocent…I am harmless.

We also always think that powerful people are harmful. We simply need to turn on our TV’s to support this view. So we start thinking to be harmless you need to be powerless, to be humble you need to be poor. All these wrong associations we carry is the reason we carry unconscious responsibilities. If you want to be humble you take responsibility for being poor.

You can be powerful and harmless, rich and humble, famous but polite.

First you have to wake up, move your body, move your mind, do something, declare positivity, possibility, you can’t afford to continue accepting erroneous beliefs that were imposed on you. Everyday you have the possibility of creating a brighter future for yourself.

Start altering the way you think. Constantly work with your sticking points, your root patterns of boredom, of laziness. To think in a new way you will need new ideas.

As soon as you start thinking in a new way, you will change. When you change the world will also change. The world will look different when you are different.

The image of your self, of others, and the world was built irresponsibly. You need to take responsibility for everything.

Don’t shy away from life, from yourself, because life wont happen to you.

Continuously keep in your minds eye what you want, keep it in your inner space and know that it is possible, you only need the right knowledge. You are already powerful, you need to realize that. Just because you don’t have knowledge don’t think you are powerless. When you decide you are powerless the possibility for growth is destroyed.

The moment you think possibility is over, life is over.

The right knowledge makes anything possible when it is aligned with responsibility.

The moment you think you can, the moment you think you understand, and if you take responsibility the easiest path will open up before you. This has been my experience.

Main points:

  • Know anything is possible for you if you have enough interest.
  • Know very clearly that what you want to become and what you are now.
  • Take responsibility to be what you want to be.
  • You only need knowledge, not power, because you are never powerless, you are always powerful, your power is just used in wrong directions. Your power is used to make you feel powerless.

Thank for reading my post, I hope it inspires you to make some miracles happen in your life. I know you can do it. It is possible. So be it!

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14 Responses to Impossible is Nothing: How To Make Your Dreams Possible

  1. Short, precise and upto the point, You really conveyed what you wanted to say. You gave a practical example of yourself. That inspired me.

    Got an urge to do what i want. I read the article at the right point of time.And now i can work on it
    Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

    #Be in touch.

    • So happy to hear that Chinmay!..I wish you the best on your journey, hope we can meet up one day when I make it to India. Namaste.

  2. Thanks Ivan, you always inspire me to follow my heart. I have taken many steps in the right direction in the last few months. I am excited to see how the rest of the year unfolds. Keep doing what you do!

  3. I love your post Ivan, I’m going to purchase you ebook today…. Feed my brain.

    : )

  4. Hi Ivan

    I love this article. More people should read as they often use their past as a reason for not moving forward. This is very common here in South Africa. Lots of people just think you need money and power or even be White to make something of your life while it all has to do with attitude and if you are willing to make an effort to change your life and do something about it.

    Thanks for sharing it with me! I’m passing this article on to lots of people.



  5. Thanks Ivan, I’ve been reading your post since last two years and every time I collect something of immense value. You know from last few weeks, I was getting very low to push my life to actions. Reading articles on a better life, I know what to do but somehow I was too lethargic to make any new changes. I kept dreaming in vain, but after reading this article…I’ve felt this is it….I can’t be in any more dream like state…I need to wake up..I am powerful and yes with knowledge I can achieve what I want…backed by your own life example you stir my mind to wake up and take responsibility. Thanks for bringing the smile and energy on me…. 🙂

    • Let’s be a little more practical…and if you really go deep within you will find that you didn’t want to become these things in the first place…these types of ambitions were given to you from the outside world…and where not part of your own intrinsic aspirations/potentialities….

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