“There is no use trying; one can't believe impossible things." (Alice)
"I dare say you haven't had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” (Red Queen)
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To be creative is to believe in the possibilities. Too many times we nip our possibilities in the bud before we ever take time to consider them.
If the universe of great ideas is going to continue to send them your way, you must respond with consideration. Not every idea becomes a reality, of course, but not every wild idea is impossible.
Why not try this technique: When something seems impossible, use the words “What if,” to speak about the possibility so that you don’t automatically discount and disallow a budding idea before it ever has a chance to bloom.
“What if I did self-publish my poetry?”
“What if I were able to save the money for that trip to take classes in Italy?”
“What if I went to work early so I could get home while the light is still good?”
Your mind loves questions. Posing your considerations as questions can interrupt and quiet the internal censor until possibilities can become possible.
So try using, “What if, questions. I’ll leave you with this example: What if this helped you believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast?