At one point in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” The Queen replied, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was younger, I always do it for half an hour each day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Have you ever stopped yourself from doing the unfamiliar?
We love doing our routines. We love doing the things we are good at. We got so used to them that sometimes something new means it can’t be done. As creatures of habit, this means we need to get ourselves working faster than we normally would and start figuring things out. We immediately think things cannot be done because we let our doubts and fears get ahead of us.
Lewis Carroll is challenging us here to believe that we can do more than what we are capable of. The impossible only becomes one if we believe it to be.
Nothing good ever happens inside comfort zones, so go ahead and get out of it. Sip a cup of confidence, eat a strip of courage, and pour a dollop of faith onto that plate. After all, if you’ve eaten the most important meal of the day, do you still think you cannot do the impossible?
We hope not.