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Shoot for the Moon



A young man who was confused about his future and was in a quandary as to which direction to take with his life sat in a park watching squirrels scamper among the trees. Suddenly, a squirrel jumped from one high tree to another. It appeared to be aiming for a limb so far out of reach that the leap looked like suicide. As the young man had anticipated, the squirrel missed its mark, but it landed, safe and unconcerned, on a branch several feet lower. Then it climbed to its goal, and all was well.

An old man sitting on the other end of the bench remarked,” Funny. I’ve seen hundreds of ‘em jump like that, especially when there are dogs all around and they can’t come down to the ground. A lot of ‘em miss, but I’ve never seen any hurt in trying.” Then he chuckled and added,”! guess they’ve got to risk it if they don’t want to spend their whole lives in one tree.”

The young man thought. A squirrel takes a chance. Do I have less nerve than a squirrel? He made up his mind in that moment to take the risk he had been thinking about. Sure enough, he landed safely, in a position higher than he had even dared to imagine.

What dream are you aiming for? Does it seem out of reach? Take a leap of faith. God will always catch you if you fall.

Practice Believing Impossible Things

“SEE The Invisible, BELIEVE The Incredible, ACHIEVE The Impossible.”Joel Brown

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In Lewis Carroll’s famous book Through the Looking Glass, he presents a conversation between Alice and the queen:

“I can’t believe that! said Alice.

“Can’t you?” the queen said in a pitying tone,” Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughed “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen.” When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I ‘ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

One of the things we must recognize is that most of the inventions and major achievements of the past century have been rooted in what was once considered to be impossible.

Can a person fly? Can a machine process information faster than someone can write? Can a human walk on the moon? Can a person’s voice and picture be sent around the world without that person moving an inch? Can you become the person you truly would LIKE to be? It’s not impossible!