You don’t know what you have the capacity for until you reach for it. You don’t know what you are capable of achieving until you must or you choose to reach for it.
We all know people, who against great odds have done some pretty incredible things. Sometimes adversity created a context that meant they either reached for ‘the impossible’ or collapsed. Other times it was a conviction that they could reach some hitherto unattainable goal that drove them forward.
The point is, you just don’t know what you are capable of.
There are, however, some things we do know.
- You are capable of more than you think you are. If you are able to think, “I could never do it” then you are capable of thinking, “Maybe I can go a lot farther toward doing it than I previously thought.”
- If you don’t even try it is a ‘for sure’ that you won’t achieve it. In fact if you don’t try, you won’t achieve anything.
- If you do try, you will have the satisfaction, whether or not you ever achieve it, of having given it your best shot.
- Every small step achieved builds confidence. It provides proof that you can if you try. One step builds on another and leads to success.
When you achieve it, who knows what else you might actually be capable of. Maybe way, way beyond your previously small thinking.
So, what are you capable of? You don’t know. And I don’t know. But I can predict that you are capable of achieving far more than you currently think you can.