Morning Motivation March 30, 2022
Quote of the day: It always seems impossible until it’s done. — Nelson Mandela
Morning Motivations is something I started sometime back but stopped writing in between, mainly because I felt that it was not practical or brought no value to others. However, the other day I was sitting and thinking that I wrote Morning Motivations more for myself than for others.
I needed the energy these motivational quotes brought me every morning, which gave me the right mindset I needed to start my day. So I said to myself, “Why not do this for myself and if this brings value to others, why not.”
I hope you are one of those people who will find value in these daily writings.
Some clarity on what is “Morning Motivation”?
Morning Motivation is just my morning rant on a quote of the day, which I break down to see how that quote can help us in our daily lives.
Today’s quote is:
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
The quote is so accurate. This quote is a learning for me as history has shown us that those who thought the impossible was nothing but an illusion were able to achieve the impossible.
Look at all the people who have broken one record after another; take Sir Edmond Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, The Wright Brothers, the first humans to fly, etc.
The problem is when we want to start something new; we hesitate because of the fear our brain plants in us. It sows the seed that it won’t be possible, and all we do is Psych ourselves out. Our brain is the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal and our biggest obstacle too.
Let’s take a look at the 4-minute mile as an example. Everyone in the world believed that the 4-minute mile was impossible, that the human heart could not take the pressure, and that it would explode if ever tried.
However, one man, Roger Bannister, put it in his mind that the 4-minute mile was doable, and since he set his mind to accomplishing and breaking the 4-minute mile, guess what? He did it.
I love the quote by Henry Ford, which says, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”
That is precisely how our brains work.
Bannister believed it could be achieved, and so he did it. Now here is the surprising part. Forty-six days later, John Landy, an Australian runner, broke the 4-minute mile and a year later, three more runners broke it.
Bannister was the one who showed the rest that it was doable, and a tidal wave of runners came after that and crossed the unachievable 4-minute mile.
Today hundreds have broken the record. But what I am trying to get at is that we are the ones who limit ourselves, and it is barely our external environment that has anything to do with it.
It all starts in our heads.
So many of us start that breakthrough project that we believe will bring us success in our lives but give up most of the time because we say it’s not doable until we see others do it.
So instead of waiting for others to do it first. Why not learn from Nelson Mandela’s quote today, and let’s say to ourselves that nothing is impossible? We should be the first to achieve it.
Have a great day.