Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Go Beyond What’s Possible

Go Beyond What’s Possible


Motivational Power Quote



Go Beyond What’s Possible

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible

is to go beyond them in to the impossible.”

Arthur C. Clarke, author, futurist  


As I see it . . . . . . .

Go beyond what’s possible   

Breakthroughs don’t occur in the status quo. Breakthroughs take place when we stretch our self beyond what’s possible and into what others consider as being impossible. 

Doing what we do and doing it in the same way that we have also been doing it, will get us no more then what we been getting. In many cases what we are doing has reached a limit and will experience demising returns on our investment of time and efforts.  

One of the biggest deterrence to stretching your limits is the fear of moving out of your comfort zone of doing what’s comfortable and familiar.

Doing the impossible is really removing fear of the uncertainly of doing something new and stepping outside of your comfort zone to do it. 

When we look around us there are so many businesses and business models that have failed because they did not step outside of their comfort zone and stretch the limits. 

A good example of a failing business model is the post office. The business model has been failing for years and losing money. Instead of reinventing themselves they have been putting band aid on their business model. 

Look at FedEx a furnishing business model. FedEx has taken the overnight movement of packages worldwide and made into an art as well as profitable.

The post office continues to operate in their comfort zone of a failing business model. While FedEx when into the impossible stretched the limits, reinvented a business model and operates a successful business and profitable business.

What’s possible and what’s impossible is in the way we think and in our personal believes.  

To go beyond what’s possible will happen when it’s possible in our thinking and we are willing to step outside of our comfort zone and commit ourselves to a vision of making it happen.

©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 4 commentsLou Ludwig • July 28 2011 09:27AM


I love the quote and the title of the author too...interesting.  Thanks for sharing Lou!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 7 years ago

You are so right about that.  I think we are going to lose our post office since they have to close offices now.  We do have to step out of our comfort zone to get ahead.  Great post

Posted by Stella Barbour, Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland (NoVa Brokers LLC) over 7 years ago

Lou, what a great comparison of the USPO and FEDEX. It is amazing that the Post Office just sat there all fat and same, but then again, look at what our government is doing right now with this ridiculous debt debacle.

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 7 years ago

Nice way of saying nothing is impoosible if we put our minds to it! Enjoy the day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 7 years ago