"Anything is Possible" is an attitude; a mind-set that we have learned and which we apply in our own lives and encourage in others, whether you’re a business leader or haven’t yet started out on your working life.
We absolutely believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Thats not to say that you'll get everything you want just by believing - there are no guarentees in life that we will succeed pr achieve all the things we want. But following these simple principles seems to work and give us the best chance of success.
I don't know whether this is true - the good thing is it doesn't matter. I'm sure we all have certain beliefs that we can't prove to be true. But if we believe it, we act as if it were true and it becomes a self-filfilling prophecy. As Henry Ford is attributed as saying, "whether you think you can or you can't, you always get to be right". And as we all get to choose what we beleive, then beleive things that are useful to you, that will help you to achieve the things you want or want to do.
Start to believe what you CAN DO rather than what you can't. And if you're not yet proficient, beleive that YOU CAN LEARN and practice to be so. I couldn't always ride a bike, but I can now. You can insert your own examples here - drive a car, speak well in public, be comfortable meeting new people ....
So "Anything is Possible" starts with a growth mind-set.
Colour Side Up
Imagine tossing a coin. This coin has two sides - one which is black & white, and one which is in colour. Two options - to live our life in black & white or to live life in colour? For me, one suggests a dull, rather plain, existence. The other a vibrant scene, full of life, adventure, excitement, colour.
So why a coin? Simply - we can change our mood, our outlook on life, at any point; as easily as flipping a coin.
However there is one difference. Flipping a coin is a game of chance. And we can leave our mindset to chance - just see how we wake up each morning.
Or we can choose. We can change our outlook, our mindset, from black & white to colour whenever we want; simply by making that decision to change; as easily as flipping a coin.
We can do it at any time during a day. If we're being grumpy and have snapped at someone else, if we're feeling frustrated and take our anger out on someone who doesn’t deserve it, if we’re feeling sorry for ourself because things haven’t worked out …
We can flip our coin. And the one big advantage we have - is that if we flip our coin in our imagination, then it can always come down the way you want. And in the flip of a coin, you’ve changed.