“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
― Muhammad Ali
Running a sub-four-minute mile was impossible...until Roger Bannister did it.
Motorized flight was impossible...until the Wright brothers did it.
Climbing Everest was impossible...until Sir Edmund Hillary did it.
A heart transplant was impossible...until Dr. Barnard did it.
Now a sub-four-minute mile isn't just possible, it's the benchmark for distance runners.
The current world record is 3:43.13 minutes.
Every day (well pre-Covid-19) an average of 145,000 flights occur daily.
As of 2018 over 5,000 different mountaineers have reached the summit of Everest almost 8,000 times.
Over 3500 heart transplants occur worldwide annually.
Things once said to be impossible occur hundreds of times daily.
“Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead."- Roger Bannister
We can look at countless other examples of barriers that were set by man, only to be broken once and then time and time again. Things are only impossible until someone is brave enough to break the barrier.
So what barriers will you break? What is impossible today that will seem common tomorrow?
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. –Alexander the Great
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