We Live in the Frickin’ Future


When someone tells you that something is impossible, what they really mean is ‘I haven’t figured out a way to do that.’

Or ‘I haven’t heard of anyone figuring out a way to do that.’

Or worst of all, ‘Someone else told me that there is no way to do that, so I never bothered trying.’

We live in the frickin’ future.

We shouldn’t be asking IF something can be done, but HOW.


  1. Very true, it’s all about attitude isn’t it? When you say that something cannot be done, then I guess it can’t. You already decided it.

    • I was thinking the same thing. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

      Great post, Colin. Simple & to the point!

  2. If you have doubts about HOW, simply focus on WOW and it will unfold itself. How and what will arise, once you are clear on your WHY – as Simon Sinek says in his book Start With Why.
    And then the only “Answer to How Is Yes”, as the title of super cool book by Peter Block,
    Keep on painting your own future folks, you have all the tools you need.

  3. excellent point Colin! After reading it, it makes you say he’s talking about me this time then you say lets get started on what we’re putting off.
    All we have to do is ask ourselves how to figure out the solution.

  4. Indeed, everything is possible, we definitely need to keep telling ourselves that.
    Too many people are quick to tell us otherwise. Thanks for reminding us Colin!

  5. “I am too lazy to think of a way to do that” is another excuse. I like how succinct this post is.

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  8. I’m late to the party on this one, but it’s the power of the internet now, man. I’m even impressed by the fact that I can order 4 photos from my digital camera and have them printed professionally and pick them up at Walgreens down the road all within an hour. Not that that’s the be-all end-all to the possibilities, but that wouldn’t have been possible 10 years ago. “I can’t” needs to be removed from the vocabulary.

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