As a tribute to my father’s birthday today, I’d like to share a (very) short story from my book Momentous about a magical moment we shared. Happy Birthday Dad!
Nothing is Impossible
I looked up at the diving board. It was a proud blue piece of art that stood eight feet above the water.
The sun was shining brightly overhead as I observed a young man bounce off of the beautiful blue plank and execute a graceful swan dive, landing in the deep pool with a small splash.
Looking up at my dad, I curiously asked, “Is it possible to do a double backflip off of the diving board?”
Without hesitation, he looked at me with a reassuring smile and confidently replied, “Nothing is impossible.”
A sense of empowerment rippled through my consciousness. It was a feeling so profound that it transcends time and space. And I feel it as I type this.
I didn’t do a double-back flip that day, or any day for that matter (except on a trampoline once). Yet that moment created a life-altering, paradigm shift within me.
The real takeaway is not the act, but the message it conveys… The only limitations you have are those you place upon yourself.