Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is impossible

So states the trainer of the fitness class I attend every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  As someone who rarely worked out prior to this class, I couldn’t believe the words he uttered at every class for the five months since I began. They were empty words spoken to me as I struggled with keeping up with the flow and intensity of the workout.

Five months later I am a believer… nothing is impossible, especially when you are are guided into believing in yourself and motivated to persist in the work. I find myself still toiling with keeping up with the class but there is a sense that I am growing and slowly improving. I can sense a shift in my mindset and realize that if I do believe, nothing will be impossible.

Nothing is impossible.

How many of our classrooms are set up with the mindset of nothing is impossible? Classrooms where students are encouraged to persist and believe. Places where students are guided into the hard work of learning and growing, knowing that the work will pay off.  The words of my trainer are ringing in my ears.

Nothing is impossible.

Today I am realizing that these are wise words for the gym, and for the classroom.

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It’s Tuesday and I’m joining the community of writers over at Two Writing Teachers and sharing a slice of life story.  Won’t you join in?

5 Replies to “Nothing is Impossible”

  1. So much truth here – it is more than a matter of “mind over matter,” it is a way of living. I admire you for your dedication at the gym and am delighted that you are seeing a payoff! I am also thinking of patience and persistence in the classroom just this week I said that patience is exhausting – the energy needed comes from believing, as you said. Believing and reaching.

  2. Love this line: “…nothing is impossible, especially when you are are guided into believing in yourself and motivated to persist in the work.” This will now become my mantra for working with striving readers: “Yes, you can become a reader. Nothing is impossible.” Thank you!

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