#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


What Seems Impossible?

I have been doing the impossible for many years.
It is, for instance, impossible for a Northport girl with only a high school education to become a New York Times bestselling author, travel the world over, and live at a standard that would have seemed suitable for kings and queens, to that earlier Linda.
And yet here I am, living that dream, looking back over the long succession of Lindas I have been. Each one contributed, in her own way, and by the light available to her in her time and place, to the journey.
Now, I am again facing the impossible.
Selling this house.
Making the monumental move to the new one.
Okay, people do that every day, but I have a bad cold and I’m whiney and right now, it looks very impossible. And I could give you a thousand good reasons why I shouldn’t even try. (And all of them are sheep-dip.)
What shall I do?
Do it anyway.
Because just as I can look back at the succession of Lindas standing behind me, I can also look forward, to those Lindas I will become.
One of them lives in the new house, in the new place.
One of them looks back, with a knowing smile, on the dreams I am dreaming today. “Oh, that?” she says, with a wave of her hand. “Been there, DONE that. What’s next?”
What is your succession of Sallys or Pats or Helenas or Vickis or Your Name Here’s urging you to do, be, or have?
What looks impossible to you?
That’s a clue. Pick the most impossible thing. Travel in that direction–send your heart and your brain ahead, as a sort of scouting party. See what you would look like, doing that impossible thing. What future you is waiting there?
Have COURAGE. There are a whole succession of new yous awaiting you along the path, and believe me, they are spectacular people. They will help you, if you will only consciously set your course and put one foot in front of the other.

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