Possibility Inspiration...Free Ideas From The Inside Out

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Journaling Prompts

All Things Are Possible:
Are they? How confident are you that all things are really possible? What gives you that belief - religion? Your own inner resources? What have you accomplished that you might have previously thought was impossible? How did you get to that place - were you surprised at your own strength and abilities, or did you watch yourself develop into a person who could do and be more? Are there people in your life who create a sense of possibility for you? Is anything actually impossible, or are you THE eternal optimist?

If you let your imagination run wild, what do you dream of? How do your wildest dreams compare to your stated goals - how far off are they? If they're not close, why? What stops you from reaching for your more far out fantasies? Are you more of a realist or a dreamer? Were you a more fanciful dreamer as a child? What inspires you to think and dream big? If you could create one big thing in your life, one dream or goal, what would it be, and why?

One Word:
All our 'one words' begin with possibility - the belief that we can accomplish what we set out to do, that we have the self-awareness and opportunity to create our own future. How does your word for 2010 dovetail with possibility? Is picking a word for your year empowering or pressure-filled? How have your previous words (if you've had them) worked to help focus you? Have you referred back to them, like a mantra, or did you pick one and move away from using it as your year progressed? How might you handle that differently in 2010?

What are your top ten goals for 2010? Are the things on your list about self, family, friends, beliefs, work or play? How does the balance of your goals list reflect who you are now as a person, vs. the goals you may have set for yourself in the past, say 10 years ago? Are your goals in order of importance to you, or do they all carry about the same weight? How have you done at achieving past goals? How is 2010 different, or isn't it? Do you find it effective to have goals? Does writing them down, or sharing them with another keep you accountable? How will you feel at the end of the year if you haven't achieved your goals?

The spiritual world is full of talk about how you create your reality. Do you believe you have control over what is possible and what occurs, or only over your reaction to it? Quantum Physics, The Secret, Abraham-Hicks, and other schools of thought say that we are what we believe. If you could manifest anything, create magic, what would you do? Do you think that this way of thinking brings people power? Would you rather be responsible for your destiny, or just live it, and to what degree?


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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. Ray Bradbury

A life lived in chaos is an impossibility. Madeleine L'Engle

May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility. Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

I dwell in Possibility
A fairer House than Prose
More numerous of Windows Superior--for Doors
Of Chambers as the Cedars Impregnable of Eye
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky Of Visitors--the fairest For Occupation--
This The spreading wide my narrow Hands To gather Paradise
Emily Dickinson

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. Aristotle

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Foster C. McClellan

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. Ayn Rand

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. Howard Thurman

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. Don Fraser

All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days. Wendell Berry

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. Samuel Smiles

Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. Willie Dixon

Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle. Elizabeth David

From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. Arthur Conan Doyle

I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility. Jeanette Winterson

If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility. Robert Musil

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. Henri Frederic Amiel

One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you--suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too'. Margaret Thatcher

The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. Alexis Carrel

We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there...we need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope. Edward Abbey

Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. James Branch Cabell

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. Margaret Bonnano

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. Jonathan Winters

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible. Stanislaw Lem

Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult. Samuel Johnson

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. Ursula K. LeGuin

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. Robert Fritz

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. Dr. Smiley Blanton

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away. Dag Hammarskjold

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard

Act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Agnes Repplier

Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself. Oprah Winfrey

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. Vince Lombardi

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Barack Obama

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. T. E. Lawrence

Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected? Pliny the Elder

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Frank Zappa

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