Very much like Alice, she of Wonderland fame, I’ve believed six impossible things before breakfast.  This, believe it or not, is not an unhealthy thing because, from time to time, it propels me to some sort of greatness.  The main thing is that one has to definitely factor in things like age, resources and opportunity…if the thing you think is still impossible, but not overwhelmingly so, go for it.

What is the worst that could happen?  Wile E. Coyote seems to have thrived.  Of course, he was a cartoon character, but if you don’t take the absurdity of some of his endeavors into account, you have to admire his determination.  Also, consider that Wile E. Coyote became funnier when he no longer had the luxury of speaking in that arrogant, somewhat ridiculous tone in which he said “I am a supra-genius.”  Once he stopped boasting about his degree of intelligence and cunning, he became funnier and more admirable…

The other side of the coin is that you should always tell people where you’re going.  You might want to be found, trust me.  Aron Ralston would have liked to be found before he had to make an extreme decision, right?  So try to strike a balance between Wile E. Coyote and Aron Ralston…be brave, be courageous, be a little silly…and always be prepared.

So…try the impossible and the absurd.  And don’t boast about your success or your ability; that simply makes you arrogant.

 

 

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