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Thursday / May 23 / 2019

Empower yourself with IM

Shift from IMPOSSIBLE to I'm Possible.
Shift from IMPOSSIBLE to I’m Possible.

My job as a Hope Dealer is to challenge your thinking and help equip you to be empowered. Here’s the catch (yes, there’s a catch). You have to want to be empowered. In my daily conversations, I’m reminded how many people feel underserving and hopeless. I used to be one of them.

People see me sharing hope, health, abundance and love. They see me smile and hear my positivity. What they don’t see are all the naysayers, negativity and adversity tormenting and sneering from the sidelines, “You can’t. You won’t. You’ll fail. Stop trying.

Donna Racette, Jim Dethmer andDr. Jonathan Yalowchuk at our Leadership Summit in Orlando, January 2019

Donna Racette, Jim Dethmer and Dr. Jonathan Yalowchuk at our Leadership Summit in Orlando, January 2019

In January 2019, Jonathan and I were blessed to glean live from Jim Dethmer, co-author of the bestselling book, “The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership”. Jim posed the life transforming question, “What’s the most important relationship in your life?”

The answer? Your thoughts.

Many of you are currently facing a situation that feels impossible. Your marriage, your job, your living situation, your finances, your health, your gumption to dream. Perhaps you’re listening to your naysayers and have yourself convinced it IS impossible.

I challenge you to move the ‘IM’ from your, ‘POSSIBLE’.

Don’t move it far, though.
Just rearrange it.

Like when Robin Williams’ character Mr. Keating challenged his students in the 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society to climb on their desks and look at life from a different perspective, I now challenge you to empower yourself with your IM.

Rather than IMPOSSIBLE, let’s embrace, “I’m Possible!”

A simple rearrange with a profound twist. Isn’t that what life is really about? Rearranging your thoughts, your concepts, your vision? Continually evolving.

Happiness is a choice.
Hope is a choice.
Life is a decision.

Even though you don’t get to choose everything that happens to you, you always get to choose how you respond.

Later in Dead Poets Society when Mr. Keating had been relieved of his teaching duties and another professor steps in, the students choose to respond by paying homage to their mentor. They stand on their desks declaring, “O Captain, my Captain!” I still get choked up every time I watch the poignant scene.

Their new professor admonishes, “How dare you?”

I LOVE that they dared.

“Sit down!” they were ordered. But one by one, they defiantly stood, claiming the life they deserve. You can see the thoughts flashing through their minds, seeking what they really want, outlaying who they really are. What a defining moment.

Not every one stood though, right?

Life is a decision. Each of us has a choice. Do you want to be one who stands up and dares to start dreaming again? Even in the face of fear and doubt and the threat of expulsion?

I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I’m choosing, “I’m Possible” and I invite you to join me. Ready?

14 responses to “Empower yourself with IM”

  1. Dr Jonathan Yalowchuk says:

    Such inspiring words. “Life is a decision” words are power and there is power in words. Keep sharing the hope and health.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Happiness is a choice.
    Hope is a choice.
    Life is a decision.

    Yessss yessssss yesssss

  3. Karen ulrich says:

    Life is a decision and an adventure. Live the adventure!

  4. Margaret says:

    Undeserving and hopeless are great ways to describe the feelings when things seem impossible for change. I love your comment to “just rearrange” the word impossible to “I’m possible.” Hope reignited. Thank you for sharing your heart!

    • Donna Racette says:

      I appreciate your comments, Margie and TY for reading. I love “Hope reignited” – such a great remedy for ‘undeserving and hopeless’.

      Love,
      Donna

  5. Julie says:

    How easy it is for “me” to be lost in the midst of my life…..where do I place my value? In me as mom? A wife? A homemaker? A nurse? A friend? Sometimes we lose ourselves in those things and forget that we exist as a separate person. This past year has been a journey for me to find myself again. I’m possible…..and so is everyone. Don’t lose yourself!! Thank you, Donna, for being YOU and for sharing hope with the world. Love you so much!❤️

    • Donna Racette says:

      Yes, Jules… never lose yourself. Love that. What a blessing to be discovering yourself and evolving into all you were designed to be. Yes, those labels you mentioned and covering them all, unique, beautiful You. Love you, too. Thank you for sharing your heart.

      Love,
      Donna

  6. Melissa Powers says:

    I just live this Donna. It’s a simple shift but what a difference it makes. Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration.

    • Donna Racette says:

      I’m so glad it spoke to you, Melissa. I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

      Love,
      Donna

  7. Larry says:

    Love love ❤️ “I’m POSSIBLE!!!” Thank you!!!

    • Donna Racette says:

      Thank you, Larry. I applaud you for embracing, “I’m Possible” because you are, now more than ever.

      Love,
      Donna

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