The other day, an email showed up in my inbox with a quote that got my attention…
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.”
~Norman Vincent Peale
It got me thinking.
Being smack dab in the middle of launching a new direction for my coaching practice, I’ve been noodling on ways to communicate my “brand”; words or phrases that describe who I am, what I’m known for, and what I bring to my clients.
And there it was… “possibilitarian”. What a fantastic word!
It’s a word that WORD doesn’t like, complaining as it does, and underlining it in red. But I LOVE made up words that perfectly express concepts, things or actions, for which we have no words in the English language.
Possibilitarian. You know exactly what it’s trying to convey.
For me the word is, at once, a confirmation and a calling forth.
It describes how I experience and interact with the world. Confirmation that anything and everything is possible, as long as I point my intention and action towards it.
It also calls to me, to claim it and to step into that way of being even more so. To live it more deeply, more widely, more loudly… to inspire others to become possibilitarians too!
So, if you aren’t one already (and I know there are some of you out there), take a moment to imagine yourself as a possibilitarian.
What would that look like?
How would it show up in your life?
What might be possible that you previously thought was impossible, or too hard, or too complicated, or too expensive, or too ___________?
What would you choose to pursue as a possibilitarian that your non-possibilitarian self won’t let you dream about or make happen?
Can you let yourself go there? Join me in saying “BAH HUMBUG” to the self-limiting roadblocks we place in our very own paths (yes, I can do it sometimes too).
I challenge you to put on the possibilitarian “suit” tomorrow as you prepare for the day!
Notice what happens when you catch yourself saying, “No, I can’t.” or “That won’t work.” or “No way!”, and instead say to yourself, “What if it IS possible?” or “What if I COULD actually do this?”.
And then I want to hear from you…
What would you do? Who would you be? What could you conquer? …if you believed it was possible?
Well, even if YOU don’t yet believe… I believe in your possibilities.
And I’m happy to explore them with you… just ask!