Impossible is Nothing

muhammad-aliI was running a sales division of Adidas back in 2000 when I first became aware of the slogan that Adidas was running with at the time, “Impossible is Nothing.”

Adidas had actually been using the tag line for years. Inspired by the great Muhammad Ali who was quoted as saying, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power that they have to change it.”

Impossible is not a Fact. It’s an opinion.

Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.

Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.


I’ve been blessed with five amazing children. The youngest, twins Jake & Abbie, were born with heart defects and have had to overcome a combined handful of open-heart surgeries over the years. Early on, the doctors explained what would be possible and what would not be possible for them physically. Today Jake and Abbie are 16-years old and I’m so proud to say that they’ve proved that the great Ali was spot on, impossible is nothing! If you met Jake or Abbie today you would never even know that they’ve dealt with heart defects.

Just today, a family friend sent me the attached video. On occasion, my wife jokingly (at least I think she’s joking!) calls me “Spock” referring to the character on Star Trek, who rarely shows emotion. Well, as an avid golfer and a father, this video of 3-year old Tommy on the links really challenged my alleged Spock-like emotions.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to remind yourself that in work & in life, impossible is nothing! Enjoy! Warning: Tear Jerker…

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