The highest mountain in the world is Everest with about 8,848 meters above sea level. Everest is located at the borderline between Nepal and the Tibet region of China. Due to its height, Everest is as frozen as ice cube at the peak. This is one of the reasons ascension to the summit seems impossible. Credit: Mountainmadness.com The mount Everest
Before the 20th Century, several attempts to the top of Everest has resulted into death of mountaineers. With that being an evidence, the world tagged it impossible to reach the peak of Everest. This was a strong belief of the universe until May 29, 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and his fellow mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay broke that impossibility. Not only did they ascend the peak of Everest, Hillary and Norgay descended in safety. That moment broke the impossibility tagged around Everest. What changed?
The man who ran the four-minute mile
When the concept of a four-minute mile was propounded, it was sounded absurd and “impossible” to the world of athletics and beyond. Four-minute mile means completing a mile (which is about 1,609.344 metres) in less than four minutes. Of course, there were several attempts but to no avail. As a result, the same belief was established–impossible. But, there came a man, Roger Bannister, who broke that barrier of impossibility. On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister completed the four-minute mile within 3:59:4. Since then, over 20,000 athletes have run the race–the “impossible” was transformed into “I’m possible” within few seconds. The question is what changed?
There’s no impossibility under the surface of the sun. The word itself is only a misinterpreted form of the true phrase “I’m possible.” You’ve got all it takes to attain the highest peak of your Everest faster than it takes to achieve the four-minute mile.
Who says you cannot build a multimillionaire empire despite your low background? What makes you think you cannot emerge the best student in your faculty despite your poor grades since the beginning of the semester? And who says you cannot become the first female president in Nigeria without high certification and godfatherism? Whatever the case may be, hear the fact: impossibility does not exist. It has never existed. When Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Everest, was it Everest that changed? Of curse not! When Roger achieved the Four-minute mile, was it the concept that changed? Not at all–what changed was the belief system. These men believed they can do it, and they did it. Likewise you, You can be anything you can dream of. Believe me, nothing can stop you except you. Your background can’t stop you. Not even the economic situation of your country.
Don’t let anyone tell you “you can’t do something.” When they don’t see themselves doing it, they’d want to discourage from doing it. In words of Alexandra the Great, nothing is impossible to him who will try. Forget the lie–there’s no barrier on your path–with God and your determination, you can do anything.
Don’t contain yourself; impossibility is never in existence.