A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of a talk show and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I started talking to myself. (Don’t act like you’ve never talked to yourself.)
Did I just see what I think I saw?!
Yeah, I did. I saw a two-legged dog walking upright like a human!
Now, I don’t know how you would’ve reacted, but it tripped me out. I was flabbergasted. The dog, named Faith, was born with two-back legs, but only one, severely deformed front leg. Because of atrophy, that leg was eventually removed.
The talk show host asked the owner how she was able to teach Faith to walk upright. The owner said, “The first thing I had to do was get Faith to believe that it was possible.”
Think about that. In order to get past the illusion of impossibility, the dog had to believe.
Duncan Nugget® #285:
Belief is a powerful weapon for conquering the illusion of impossibility.
I kept thinking the same thing over and over again: “No excuses. If a biped dog can learn to walk upright, you have no excuses, man. No excuses.”
I was also thinking, “Now that’s what you call real dogged determination!”
Is your belief strong enough to conquer
the illusion of impossibility?
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