When I first read this quote this past year, I was surprised that I had never read it or heard anyone else talk about it in conversations. So, the quote is, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m Possible!” by Audrey Hepburn. I love this!!! I am always looking for quotes that are simple and have good meaning to them. I recently had purchased bracelets that had this saying on it and have on a couple of occasions given them to my clients who are struggling and feeling defeated by the stressors in their lives.
What was really cool about giving them the bracelet was the smile on their face and in that moment, they did believe that they could change and that they mattered. Often when we do not feel good about ourselves and our lives we can become hopeless and lack faith that our lives can actually be better.
So, when I can give someone hope and instill a sense of belief that things are possible, it is so rewarding to me. That is why I always talk about positive affirmations and how powerful they can be and how important they are in personal and professional growth. Depending upon our childhoods and upbringing we may never have been taught how to feel good about ourselves or what matters to us.
Sometimes some of us are not given any compliments or advice about ourselves or how to handle things in our life. Depending upon our present life and current relationships we may make poor decisions because we really don’t know any better. We can only behave in which we were taught or what we know. It is not until we seek counselling or talk to others about our lives do we find out that there may be a different way. We actually learn why we are the way we are, the things or people that influenced how we think or feel, the life circumstances or events that may have defined us and so on…
The clarity that comes to my clients when they just learned something new about themselves and possibly why they are the way they are is so exciting. The discovery of Who am I? is so empowering and the recognition that they can change is so liberating. Believe it or not when we understand where we came from and why we are the way we are we feel a sense of relief which then turns into a sense of purpose about “Who I want to be and Who I want to become and Who I Am!!”
Interestingly enough I was just talking to one of my colleagues about writing this article and she asked what I was writing about and I told her. She never heard of this quote and said, “I really like that, I am going to share that with my clients, it is so simple yet so powerful!!” I was like I know right!!! We are all in this together wanting others to feel good about themselves and if I can be a part of that process that is just amazing to me. I have nothing but gratitude for my clients and all that I have to teach them as well as what they have to teach me.
I am a firm believer that all of us can learn from one another good, bad or indifferent if that is what we want for ourselves. Fortunately for me I am all about learning and providing the best advice, support, knowledge and understanding for my clients. Hope is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. We start to believe there are endless possibilities for growth and happiness. All at our fingertips if we just take the first step and say “I’m Possible!”