Success by Limitation or Infinite Possibility?

A sign hangs on the kitchen wall at my friend’s condo. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

Photo by Karen Felice

A sign hangs on the kitchen wall at my friend’s condo. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

My first answer, “Climb Mt. Everest.”

This immediate response, without over-analysis, flowed so easily that it caught me by surprise. One simple question successfully took me to the peak of the highest mountain on our planet.

I even saw a glimpse of the vast vista with point of view accuracy, fully aware of both accomplishment and peace.

This allowed me to reflect upon the feelings of accomplishment, fueled by infinite ability and imagination.

Albert Einstein famously said, ““Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Breakthrough ideas shatter the box of the known. They tap into the collective consciousness of possibility, giving form to the formless.

One of my teachers, Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks extensively about infinite possibility. He says that movement from point A to point B is not linear; rather it is full of infinite possibility. I still sit with this concept. This upgrades a commonly held belief system about limited resource. Infinite possibility transforms creativity into a place of fluidity and availability. To me, this feels like freedom.

The image of myself on top of Mt. Everest offers the greatness of a new perspective, an allowance to see the bigger picture and to know what to do with it.

This brings a whole new meaning to “being on top of the world.”

Originally published at medium.com

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