impossible vs. improbable
October, 2009 · By detavio
impossible means no one can do it. it just simply can’t be done. on the other hand, improbable means that something is unlikely to happen. so although it can be done, most people probably won’t do it. the reasons the majority of people won’t accomplish the improbable are not because they can’t, but instead because the improbable seems more difficult, more time consuming and riskier. but there’s another major reason doing the improbable evades us.
unfortunately, we have a hard time distinguishing the impossible from the improbable. as a result, we inaccurately name too many things impossible and give up on them because we’ve concluded they can’t be done. is finding real love impossible or improbable? is starting a successful company impossible or improbable? is finding a great job in this recession impossible or improbable?
at the end of the day, deciding if something is a probability or possibility ultimately determines whether or not it can become a reality for you. why go after the improbable? achieving the improbable will make you happier (we’re always happier when we don’t settle for less) and famous. not lebron james/tiger woods celebrity famous, but “let’s promote her first,” “i didn’t believe in love until i saw them together,” “there aren’t too many people who enjoy what they do like she does” famous. what improbable things are you chasing right now? leave your comments below.Tags: career, entrepreneur, love, recession