Recently, someone told me I could not possibly do something! And, how many times has that happened before :) That, however, did not trigger this post. An exchange between two colleagues about a young person who hasn't understood his own potential did.
The world is filled with people who do not achieve their true potential because they let someone else tell them they would not be able to do something.
I like these lines from the the Pursuit Of Happyness where the on-screen Chris Gardner tells his son "Don't ever let somebody tell you-you can't do something ... You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you-you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period."
Another quote by George Bernard Shaw that rings true, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Put your mind to anything and you can do it, whether it's waking up at 5 AM every day, climbing the Everest or becoming the CEO of your company. Be unreasonable!