There is nothing more common than being told you can’t do something. This is something we all hear in school and maybe earlier in life. While it is common, this doesn’t make it true. We are all capable of doing amazing things when we choose to and when we decide that we can. What was the last thing that someone told you that you couldn’t do? What happened after they told you that?
A negative approach to anything is never a good start. If you expect something to fail, then odds are that it will. When you are sure that something is going to go badly, you may overlook the adjustments that would allow it to succeed. The same applies to other people who tell you that you can’t do something. They have decided that it is beyond them to accomplish that task so why would you be able to do it? The simple answer is that you can do it because you believe you can.
When you approach a problem with a positive attitude you are more likely to find a solution. Being optimistic about the situation has a number of benefits. You are more energetic which means you pursue potential solutions more thoroughly without becoming discouraged or annoyed. You are also able to see a variety of solutions and choose the one that seems the most likely to succeed. When you are enthusiastic about a project, you can see it from angles that might be overlooked by others. Someone that hates the task is not likely to look beyond the simplest solution which may or may not solve the problem entirely.
Availability of Information
There was a time when it was hard to get information and training. That is no longer true, as almost anything can be found online now. The access to information can no longer restrict your ability to do something. No matter what you want to do, there is a way to learn what you need and get it done. While college and other formal training may be financially difficult to attain, it is possible to learn many of these things on your own with a little internet research. While learning this way won’t end in a certification or other formal document, you would still know the information and procedures. This understanding can help you get the job you want or finish the project you are working on. Nothing is out of reach when information is widely available.
While personal handicaps such as education can be overcome with the availability of information, societal restrictions that once limited the availability of certain jobs are mostly gone today. Positions in the workforce are rarely limited to a single gender and never to a particular race. Society has moved away from isolating genders and forcing them into certain roles. Women can be mothers and CEO’s while men can be stay-at-home Dads or corporate leaders. Nothing is restricted.
Work Through the Hard Times
When things start to slip or stop working well, find a new way to approach the problem. Sometimes you need to step away from the problem for a little while, to attain a new perspective. There is always a solution; you just have to be calm enough to see it. No matter what, do not panic and don’t listen to anyone who says something is impossible. If you keep working, you will find a solution. There is always more than one way to solve a problem, if the plan you were working with has fallen through, take a breath and find the next solution.
There is nothing that is impossible. If someone tells you that you can’t do something or that it is impossible to solve something, they just haven’t looked at it right. Everything has a solution and everything can be done, some tasks just require a certain outlook and willingness to think outside the normal parameters. With the availability of information and resources today, everything is possible. Information is everywhere, besides this, materials that were once only available to large manufacturers can be purchased by individuals. Nothing is impossible today! No matter what the problem is, a solution can be found and you can get it done. You just need to be willing to try and to work hard to find the solutions that you need.