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A quote by our great leader and visionary Nelson Mandela has inspired me this year, and it keeps getting more relevant: ’It always seems impossible until it’s done.’

The world is celebrating World Wildlife Day on 3 March. In view of the survival struggle facing our animals and plants, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this day to raise awareness of the world’s fauna and flora.

The theme for 2016 is ‘The future of wildlife is in our hands’. A day dedicated to our amazing animals and plants would mean that the world, collectively driven by the UN, can actually change the course of their existence.

I want Kristin and Caleb’s kids still to see rhinos in the wild and will be supporting #IsInOurhands #WWD2016 come 3 March.

What can you and I learn from this?

What would happen if you were to declare a #MyPossibleDay annually? A day supported by a strategy and an action plan, highlighted by the celebration thereof? What if you were to pull in all the resources to make it happen?

What might your view on life, business, career and relationships be if you were to achieve your possibles on a day like that? What about all that positive energy that you will be tapping into? When that which felt impossible until then might suddenly become possible?

Research shows that your brain is remarkable and that you can do exceptional things with your mind. For example, positive thinking focuses your ability to access your subconscious and bring about change in your DNA! What other freebies that are in your control can you use to change your future?

With the known fact from Madiba that the impossible is only true until it is done – what are you going to do about that? How will this realisation change your future?

Time is ticking, and I know that you know that you want your possible to be real.

What do you have to loose in the commitment to a #MyPossibleDay then?

But what if I fail, you might think? Oh, but what if you fly?

Let me know when it’s your day! And enjoy it!

Author: Stanford Payne CA(SA) is an ICF-accredited executive and business coach