#14 Really Hard vs. Impossible

Want to Go for a Bike Ride to Mt. Everest?

In Spartan Up!, Joe De Sena (founder of Spartan Race) tells the ridiculous story of Göran Kropp.

Imagine your friend inviting you on an adventure.

He tells you, “Hey! I have this idea. Let’s hop on our bikes from our homes in Sweden, ride to the base of Mount Everest, then hop off, ascend to the summit without oxygen or a sherpa and then come back down and ride back home!!! You in?!”

If you’re like me, you’d probably say, “Dude. That’s crazy!!”

You might even be tempted to say that’s impossible.

But it’s not impossible.

It’s just REALLY REALLY REALLY hard.

There’s a huge difference between the two.

Really hard vs. Impossible.

Do you have any “impossible” dreams that need to be redefined as simply really (really!) hard?

Yah? Which one?

What one big thing would you dare to dream (and do) if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Think about it. Dream about it. Get fired up about it. Then go WOOP it and do it!

P.S. Remember Seneca’s wisdom: “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

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