Many find themselves traversing the path of mediocrity, not realizing the untapped potential within. Some become ensnared in unfulfilling jobs, while others lose themselves in trivial diversions. We understand; we've walked that path.
The good news? It's never too late to change, no matter the choices you've made. Starting today, you can choose to become a new person who lives life to the fullest.
Mary Ann Evans, writing under the pen name of George Eliot, said it best:
It's not always easy to change. The hardest part of change isn't the journey but the decision to begin. And the best time to begin is now, as so eloquently stated in this Chinese Proverb:
At times, you might feel lost, unsure of the first step, or believe you're walking this path alone. We created Thought Possible to support your endeavors in reaching your full potential, offering fresh ideas, vital resources, energizing activities, and a supportive community. As you embark on this journey, know that we'll always be here, cheering you on towards the magnificent life that awaits—a life better than you ever thought possible.
We might be crazy, but we truly do believe that we can change the world!
But before anyone can change the world, we all have to look inward and first change ourselves.
We need to look into the mirror and have an honest conversation with ourselves about where we are and where we want to be.
Warning: There will be gaps.
Don't get discouraged, don't give up.
Awareness is the first step to change! Belief that you can change will closely follow. And then your thoughts, habits, goals, and actions start to change.
You've just become a case study for accomplishing the impossible through reaching your true potential.
From there, you're empowered with everything you need to change the world--the knowledge that it's through helping people, one by one, achieve their ultimate version of themselves, and wathcing those changed people change the world for better.
So, you want to change the world, huh?
So do we!!
In all seriousness, we're honored that you're interested in helping Thought Possible and becoming a world-changer. The best way to help out is to first work on yourself. Change and self-development will expand your capacity to do good in the world.
If you're at a point where you're ready to help others, there are a few ways to help us change the world:
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Consider donating your talents or volunteering with Thought Possible on local service projects and global humanitarian efforts.
Changing the world unfortunately requires a little bit of patience. We know it won't happen overnight, but it's the small and simple things, compounded over time that begin to build up like a snowball rolling down a hill--until it becomes unstoppable!
Shortly after graduating college, Ben moved to Asia for his first job. On the first day he was told that, despite the computer log-ins being available and having no work, that he was not to leave early. Despite being a salaried employee, he had to sit there and wait until the clock magically struck 6pm to regain his freedom.
A few weeks into the job he realized that the job was nothing like the job description (imagine that!). Despite having an advanced degree in technology, he was stuck doing data entry and live chatting with angry customers instead of analyzing data and using the programming skills they had emphasized in the interview.
There was no purpose. No motivation. No nothing. Except for dread. That he felt each day. Each hour until he got to go home. Those feelings got worse until suddenly he found himself in the middle of a quarter-life crisis.
"I was stressed and it was making me physically sick as well," he recalls. "I felt that I didn't have a choice, and felt doomed to rot in that job for the next 30 years of my life."
He started using his lunch break to walk around a nearby park and clear his head. Through this he found talking out loud and writing about his feelings and worries to be very therapeutic, and then decided to voice record his thoughts as he walked through the park.
It was somewhere in that process that he realized that he wasn't the only one going through this. There had to be others like him. Their situations may be totally different, but at the heart of the issue, they were all longing for and being denied a chance to increase their personal potential. It was through those recordings writings that he was able to realize that he had his whole future ahead of him, and most importantly that he had complete control of his future.
If he stayed in that job and let 30+ years of his life pass him by, at the end of the day he'd have no one to blame but himself. That's what helped him take the jump and start searching for other jobs.
Eventually, he got in a better situation, but quickly learned that sometimes mediocre situations pacify us more than bad ones. Despite a better job, he felt that he was still letting life pass him by instead of determining to take charge for himself.
The ironic thing is that he never found purpose in any of his jobs. He knew that how he'd achieve his potential would look different from others. And although it took him a few years to get started, he's finally ready to start sharing what is now known as Thought Possible with you.
Here at Thought Possible, we don't profess to be perfect, and just like you, we're working on getting to our destination. But we can't keep this to ourselves any longer. We have a strong desire to get the most out of life and build a community of like-minded people who can become a force for good in the world. For me personally, I'm sure it's going to take many more years to get where I want to be, and I'm totally okay with that. I'm here for the journey.
We started Thought Possible with the goal in mind to build a community of people who are interested in bettering themselves, and being a force for good in the world. (As you might have guessed, we accomplish this by curating articles, quotes, books, speeches, and other content than can fill people's lives with hope and motivation to act.)
Then it came time to decide on a name...
And Thought Possible kinda just popped in our heads one day when brainstorming and it immediately stuck. You gotta admit, it's pretty catchy. And we had some super cheesy tag lines to go along with it. For example, "Thought Possible--With Thoughts, Anything Is Possible." or "Thought Possible--Thoughts that might Possibly change your life." or "Thought Possible--Live the Life you never Thought Possible."
But in all seriousness, we hope those tag lines help you glimpse you what we're trying to build here. We believe that the power to choose and act are some of the greatest distinguishing factors in life. Our thoughts and beliefs precede, and ultimately influence our actions. Our consistent actions eventually determine who we're to become. However, there are obstacles along this path. Things in the world distract us from our dreams and destinations. Most of the time they aren't "bad" things, but regardless they are devoid of value.
If we're not aware of what's keeping us bogged down, we may never even realize we're off course. If we're not careful, we may end up binge-watching our own lives pass before our eyes. We may wake up 80 something years old and realized that we wasted the one chance we had at living. We don't want that for you.
So instead of using YOLO! as an admission ticket to a life lacking in substance, we urge you to use YOLO! as your battle cry -- a reminder of the importance of creating a fulfilling, purpose-filled life.
We could probably go on, but we think you get the point.
Anyways, that's why Thought Possible exists. We believe that by focusing on something as simple as our beliefs and thoughts that we can change our actions, which will change (hopefully for better) who be become. We want to help you regain hope, chase your dreams, learn that serving others results in heightened purpose and joy, and take charge of your life and make it amazing. We hope to help you build the life you may have never Thought Possible.
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