Feb 282011

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible wasn’t in Napoleon’s dictionary – maybe that’s because he’s French – no that’s not it, as it’s the same word in French. Perhaps it wasn’t in his dictionary because he had no use for it. What use does the word impossible have in the vocabulary of an entrepreneur or a leader? None. As an achiever or leader, we typically must persuade others, and perhaps more importantly, ourselves, that certain things are possible, not impossible. Like Napoleon, remove the word impossible from your dictionary and your vocabulary. My guess is that you won’t miss it much.