Nothing is impossible

A little work can make the ‘impossible’ possible

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

Everyone has a dream, whether that means landing their dream job or doing something they’ve always wanted to do, it is important to realize that there is no such thing as impossible.


When I was a little girl, people always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d usually respond with ‘a princess’ or ‘a robot.’ Clearly there’s no correlation between the two whatsoever, I guess it honestly just depended on my mood. However, now that I’m 19 years old and enrolled in college, I have a pretty good idea of what I’d like to go into. My dream is to be a lead news anchor.


There are times where I feel discouraged, which can be normal as long as it doesn’t start affecting you negatively. When I tell people that I’m a Communication major with hopes of going into the broadcasting field, I usually receive lots of exciting reactions, but there have been several other times, where I’ve received doubtful looks. Even statements like, “you know that news anchors start at a really low salary, right?” or sarcastically mocking Communication majors, those are just a couple discouraging examples I’ve experienced from other people.


The important thing is, your dream is set for you, not for anyone else. Your dream shouldn’t be affected by what anyone says because it is specifically a goal that you have set for yourself, since you know yourself best. If you think you have a specific skill to accomplish your dream or you just feel really motivated, why wouldn’t it be possible, right? I don’t believe in such thing as ‘impossible,’ I feel that with the right mindset, anything is possible.


Thinking outside the box is something everyone should do. Dreams can never be too far-fetched, because that’s what dreams are, it sounds ‘unrealistic’ but dreams are supposed to seem that way. I remember asking some students at UND what their majors are and the students who had more ‘time-consuming’ majors or ‘harder’ majors said their majors with doubts and lack of motivation by saying “we’ll see what happens though” or “I know I’ll probably never make it” but why? Why is it that our society today automatically changes our confidence to a negative thought by bringing our own self-esteem down?


Remember that a dream is a dream for a reason. Dreams are meant to be outside the box and can be achieved with a positive mindset. ‘Impossible’ is a negative mindset that’ll affect your progress of achieving this dream of yours. Think positive, think confident, stay motivated. Don’t let anyone else tell you different, you know yourself the best and it is your dream. Being a dreamer is wonderful, it makes you set goals and it makes you so much more excited for the future. Lastly, make efforts towards your dream. If you really want to land a specific job or you want to do something that you’ve always wanted to do, start taking action. Don’t just say that you have a dream and you want to achieve it, prove to yourself how badly you want to achieve this dream of yours by taking action, because THIS is what dreams are made of.