MAYBE, JUST MAYBE!
Can you lift a car? NO? Would you try? NO? Why? Because your mind tells you that it is impossible to lift a car, so you will not even attempt to do something that your mind says is impossible.
Yet there have been numerous accounts of people who have lifted cars in adverse situations. There are countless stories of parents whose children or loved ones were trapped in cars due to accidents and they defy logic to lift the car. They do the impossible!
Why? In those situations they move beyond the thought of impossible. You, too, can move beyond thoughts of impossible, if you can just learn to think ‘‘MAYBE!’’
There are four levels of thoughts which determine our ability to achieve. First, there is the level of utter impossibility, where we won’t even consider trying. Next is the level of doubt, where at least 51 percent of our being says that we don’t think we can do it and so we tend not to try. Then there is the level of hope, where at least 51 percent says, ‘‘I think I can! Maybe!’’ Once you get a ‘‘maybe,’’ you are much more apt to try. Finally, there is the level of certainty, where the mind says, ‘‘We can definitely achieve the goal.’’ Once you try, your chances of achieving the goal rises tremendously.
In life sometimes all you need is a maybe, just a maybe, because if you have a maybe you will at least try. If you try, then you have a chance of succeeding. But if you don’t try, then you are guaranteed not to achieve it. You will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take! Give your best shot, think maybe!
-Willie Jolley, excerpt from the book, It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life