The impossible is, notably, possible! This phenomenon has been proven repeatedly throughout history, yet our human nature still won’t let many of us believe this. Thank God for a few stubborn people who refuse to give up on their dreams and occasionally show us the real capacity of human beings.

Christopher Columbus was told the world was flat and that he would sail right off the end of it if he attempted to sail east looking for a spice trade route. Columbus stubbornly believed in his convictions, and in the end, he proved that one could sail east from Europe and not fall off the end of the earth.

Can you think of any examples of something that you may have done that might have seemed impossible just a short time ago? Maybe you play sports… And only a few years ago, it might have seemed impossible for you to dunk a basketball. But now you’re thinking that it just might be within your reach. Maybe you’re into theater, and singing and performing in front of a large crowd seemed terrifying to you only a few years ago, but not so today. Or, maybe you can’t believe that you’re finally about to graduate from school…

It’s not just the famous people with their notable works, like Columbus, that prove that the impossible is possible on a daily basis. But notably, it’s also every one of us, every single day that shows the once unthinkable is possible after all. And this in itself, in our everyday lives, is very notable indeed.

So let’s get out there and pick bigger impossibilities to conquer! Let’s set sail and leave the safety of the harbor. Let’s stop hugging the familiar shoreline. And when things get tough, let’s demand “One more day.”



  1. What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
  2. What will you do over the next week to implement one of these success and leadership principles?

*Dan has several projects going on right now. He’s working on several more books and a movie script based on his life.



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Granddaddy’s Secrets Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Educators Book Series

Authors Should Speak Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Sports Lovers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Parents Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Self-Starters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Frustration Beaters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Overachievers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Authorpreneurs Book Series


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*The difference between two people today and ten years from today will be the books they read and the people they talked to!