Conceive and Achieve …

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill  as quoted in Self-Motivation Through Risk Taking! : Are You Leading Or Do You Wither with Problems?(2005)    

Do you buy this?  Really?

This is a very popular quote, probably because of the optimistic tone and “Can Do” attitude.   I would bet this is on posters in scientific laboratories and think tanks all over the place.

But does this reflect reality?

I’m more aligned with Han on this one.

Luke: She’s rich. 
Han Solo: [interested] Rich? 
Luke: Rich, powerful. Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be… 
Han Solo: What? 
Luke: Well, more wealth than you can imagine! 
Han Solo: I don’t know, I can imagine quite a bit.

From IMDB – Star Wars (1977) quotes

Being just a tad cynical about these ubiquitous “we can do it all” messages in the Heartland ….


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