I sometimes find it difficult to sympathize with people that find themselves in tough situations. I guess because I ultimately believe many of the things that happen to us are a result of a choice we’ve made; be it direct or indirect. I know I’ve learned my fair share of lessons the hard way.
When I expressed this point of view during a group conversation, an intelligent young man made this remark, “People choose from the options they think they have.” Maybe it's true, our choice is restricted to our options.
I thought about that reply for a while and I’ve concluded that we should change that way of thinking. I can attribute it to a certain statement that is floating around in my subconscious mind. I jotted it down when I read it back in April 2008. “Do not limit your choices to what only seem possible or reasonable.”
Some would ask why would anyone act on impossible or unreasonable thoughts. I’m sure you’ve heard it before; the only time something becomes impossible is when you think you can’t do it.
Let’s challenge ourselves to create new options. The solution that we dismissed as crazy, an idea that we blew off as random; let’s make it possible, make it reasonable, and make it happen!