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The Power of Possibility! By Myla Denise

I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. Riding up Gibraltar Rock I experienced magnificent views of the ocean on one side, and even more majestic mountains on the other. As I observed the incredible natural beauty, I was amazed by a simple realization; I witnessed such stunning sights because many years ago someone believed. I could feel such magnificence because a long time ago someone believed that building a road on a mountain was possible. Someone had the confidence and freedom to look at that massive stone and think, “A road needs to be up there and I know how to make that happen.”

All of us have the ability to stimulate change. Unfortunately, many of us doubt our level of impact before we even start. We convince ourselves not to try. We tell ourselves we’re not enough. Not smart enough, strong enough, talented enough, good enough, young enough, nor experienced enough. We essentially believe that we aren’t deserving enough to live in the realm of possibility. Fortunately, that isn’t the truth. Instead of doubting our abilities or comparing our life’s work to others, we should challenge ourselves to walk in the freedom of believing. We should experience the power of possibility. When you entertain possibility you possess power. Limitations are viewed as temporary. Fear of failure no longer holds your thoughts captive. Excuses loose their grip. Would you prefer limitations, fear, and excuses to have the greatest impact in your life? Or would you prefer your life to be a reflection of freedom, empowerment, and possibility? Someone looked at a mountain and saw possibility. What do you see when you gaze at the mountains in your life? No matter what others have said, or who didn’t believe in your talents, or what you may have convinced yourself, you are enough to alter your world. You are simply enough. Change your mind, treat yourself to the benefit of believing, and give yourself permission to experience the power of possibility. ~~~~~~ BIO Myla Denise developed an early appreciation for poetry and writing as she began writing poems, plays, and short stories in junior high school. This Western Michigan University graduate combined her way with words and her formal business education in the legal, marketing, and higher education field. She currently writes marketing text and manages the website for the alumni relations department at the University of Indianapolis while pursuing a graduate degree in English. She published Dawn: Diary of a Poet (Cole Publishing, 2005), a memoir told using poetry and journal entries to help her reach her goal of using her personal story of overcoming to encourage and uplift others. In addition to writing, Myla also loves reading novels and traveling. She is an alumna of Semester At Sea and has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for the Institute of Shipboard Education. Myla resides in Michigan.

BCF OCT 2016  


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