Bruno Carre

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Impossible is long-term. Possible is short-term.

If we take "impossible" one day at at time, does it become possible?

What are your personal experiences that prove this theory right or wrong?

  • Feb 9 2012: They say the journey of a lifetime starts with a single step.

    Yes, setting short term goals are stepping stones to long term ones.

    A story:

    When I started college I worked with a young lady who had been out of high school for about five years. She always lamented that college took so long, and that she would never be able to finish it. I told her, do what I do, take one class at a time, before you know it you're done.

    Well, guess what, she did not take my advice.....it took me 7 years to finish my career. When I left that company, that young lady was still there, lamenting how long college took.

    Bruno, if you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right!!
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    Mar 3 2012: In the past, it would have been considered impossible to carry an encyclopedia in your pocket, yet I do that every day, thanks to the mobile internet. Impossible is truly just a state of mind. I believe that what is impossible today is likely just a problem without a solution, yet.
    • Mar 3 2012: Here's a quote for you......"Nothing is impossible....the very word says, I'm possible"!
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    Feb 5 2012: Essentially anything is possible with enough time and energy, I expect.
    Perhaps not in the exact form/style we would immediately imagine, but to some extent.
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    Feb 4 2012: Hi Rhona,
    my point is if you take one little step at a time, then do it the next day, and again the next day, and again... A challenge/task can be tackled even if it's huge.
    So one little step is something you can do because you tell yourself "that I can do" then, the little steps piled together can amount to something big, which, if you had thought of it, would have seemed "impossible" at first sight.

    Example:
    I'm currently (re)learning to play guitar. I had tried it 10 years ago but was discouraged because it seemed impossible.
    My ultimate goal is to be able to play Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, Suite Espanola, op 47, a classical piece that is very hard (and beautiful too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A).
    But I have no pressure. It might take 10 years. And after thousands of little steps I might play the piece even though I know nothing about music reading and that 90% of the music notes coming out of the instrument sound plain awful today. The long-term goal seems impossible, but the short-term goal (the next step) seems possible.
    :)
  • Feb 3 2012: I think impossible and possible are unrelated to time.