As the concept, impossible, I remember the late great Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book “You Can If You Think You Can.” Dr. Peale described the curious procedure of a well-known inspirational great writer named Napoleon Hill, whom I greatly admired.
“As a young man he had the ambition to be a writer. To accomplish this object he knew he would need to become expert in the proper use of words. Words would be his stock-in-trade, but since he was a poor boy and a deficient in education, good friends assured him his ambition was impossible.”
Dr. Peale added, “Young Napoleon saved his money and bought the finest, most complete and beautiful dictionary, and he meant to master them. But then he did a strange thing. He turned to the impossible and with fine scissor clipped it out of the dictionary and threw it away. Then he had a book of words devoid of that negative concept, impossible. Thereafter he built his whole career on the premise that nothing is impossible to the person who wants to grow and outgrow.”
I remember the saying of the great Goethe “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
The sayings above of the great philosopher is really true, I proved it in myself!
I’ll still remember when I was a young boy. I have a lot of great dreams for my future. But how could it be? It’s the same questioned that always lingering in my mind. I’m the product of a broken home family, grew up in the street, and stayed with different and even with the cruel person in this world! It’s good that was over! The bitter memory of my childhood!
I have learned through my life experiences and studies from the profiles as well as writings of the great wise men that the only way to beat the odds in life is to face as well as take it as a challenge and continue on remaking ourselves into a better and productive individual! And also by making God as a partner in every aspiration in life because in Him nothing is impossible!
Because of the positive attitude that I had and by encouraging, motivating, and nurturing myself to believe in the beauty of my dreams, I gradually finished my Bachelor’s degree in History and Minor in Political Science and passed the Teachers Board Exam with my own self-determination and now I am working as School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor, and Working Students Supervisor.
One hundred percent, I certainly agree in the sayings of the late great president of America, President Calvin Coolidge that “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
To you, my dear readers, I firmly encourage you to read and think of this carefully:
If you have a dreams
Hold on to your dreams
If your dreams die
You’re like a wounded bird without a wing!
People always remember that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!
That’s why I would like to remind you, Do your best and God will do the rest!
You Can If You Think You Can!
Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!
Moises P. Reconalla
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Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.
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