“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela.
I recently stumbled upon this quote while doing some research for one of my college classes, and it really resonated with me. When I think back to the countless nights of trying to finish essays, assignments, projects, etc., I remember how impossible the task seemed at the time, but it always got done. Or when I thought that there was absolutely no way that I was going to make it through one of my morning classes without falling asleep, I made it. There are many things in my everyday life that I tend to think are impossible, until I've actually successfully completed them.
After thinking about how impossible simple homework or school related tasks have seemed in my own life, I then began to think of this statement on a much larger scale. How impossible must things such as women’s suffrage, ending segregation, and obtaining LGBTQ rights have seemed to those fighting to achieve them? The point that I’m trying to make is that no matter the scale, you are capable of much more than you probably give yourself credit for. As my grandmother always says, “can’t never did anything,” and those who fought for many of the things that we take for granted today, most likely thought their mission to be impossible at one point or another. However they did not simply say “I can’t do it.” They kept fighting for what they believed in and eventually overcame the barriers that once made these things seem unattainable.Think back to a moment in your life, where you thought that you couldn't accomplish or survive something.