Do you have accomplishing the “Impossible” burning in your heart? Do people tell you that your dreams are impossible and that they will never happen?
There is a secret to accomplishing impossible tasks – YOU have to believe that they are possible! Not just on a conscious level but on a subconscious level as well.
We all have an important contribution to make to the world – what is yours?
As you dream over this holiday weekend, I hope that you will be inspired by the following fun facts!:
Fun Facts about Great Accomplishments
All the world’s greats would never have been great if they had listened to the opinion of even their closest friends.
Caruso, the world’s greatest tenor, was told his voice sounded like a tin can.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of motion pictures, was advised that no-one would pay to listen to sound coming from a screen.
Edison told Henry Ford to give up making cars and work for him instead and make millions.
Marie Curie was told to forget about radium.
Laurence Olivier was told by friends to give up acting.
Benjamin Franklin was told to stop fiddling with lightning.
People told Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) that no-one would ever beat his fifty swimming records. His 1936 world record was the qualifying time for the 1972 Olympics! Attitudes of the time said his records could never be beaten. Now 12 year old girls regularly beat his times.
Christopher Columbus took 14 years to raise funding for his ships and crew before setting out on his explorations. The science and culture of the day had said that the world was flat. However, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain had faith in Columbus. With that faith and money behind him, Columbus took just six months to discover the New World.
In the same way, a “flat-world mind-set” can limit our thinking and lead to mediocrity. In the same way that you can train fleas to jump a certain height in a bowl, when you take away the bowl, they still do not jump higher than the learned height.
Our mind can tie us down and limit us, so that mediocrity becomes our destiny. Negative attitudes get cemented in concrete.
Abraham Lincoln grew up in a very difficult environment. He had less than one year of formal schooling. He experienced defeat and failure year after year, but is one of the greatest success stories of all time. In spite of everything, he had the right attitude to achieve success.
Today’s fun facts shared from the following website: http://fortunefavours.blogspot.com/2007/07/people-who-achieved-impossible-with_12.html
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