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Achieving the impossible! Learn how to set and and achieve impossible goals. Discover how Toyota accomplishes impossible goals.
What does an impossible dream look like to you? Really, take a minute. Think about all the possibilities. If anything was possible, what do you really want? What impossible goal would you pick for your life?
- Would you run a marathon?
- Write a book?
- Visit all seven continents?
- Run for political office?
- Commission an original artwork?
At it’s core, an impossible goal is something huge, a goal that you don’t think is even possible for you. Don’t limit yourself by thinking about your current circumstances, remember this is an impossible dream. This is what you want most, if anything was possible.
If you want to be extraordinary and achieve the impossible, here are a few steps you can take:
Setting Impossible Goals Number 1
Think Big – Act Small
Successful people, the ones who accomplish those impossible goals, are relentless goal setters. But it’s not just that they set goals, it’s how they set those goals. In order to accomplish an impossible goal you have to set both realistic and unrealistic goals. You have to breakdown the larger milestones into smaller, more achievable tasks, taking one small action forward at a time. Both types of goals work together to help you move forward toward the impossible goal.
Setting Impossible Goals Number 2
Be Willing to Fail
You’ve probably heard the quote from Thomas Edison that says, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Impossible goals don’t happen the first time you try them. Or probably even the 20th time. Or 200th time. If you want to achieve the impossible you have to be willing to fail every day, over and over and over. Failing is the only way to succeed in the end. The goal is to fail forward. Learn from what you did and apply that knowledge moving forward. Yes, it takes sacrifice, but keep getting back up, because your goals are worth it.
Setting Impossible Goals Number 3
Find Your Team
You can’t do it all by yourself, you need others to work with you. You know your strengths, and you also know your weaknesses. In order to accomplish impossible goals you need a team of smart and supportive people around you. People that will not only cheer you on, but push you when you need it. Impossible goals take work. They are accomplished by daily habits that move you incrementally closer to your goal.
And the best part? In the achieving of the impossible, you discover what was inside you all along.
Toyota Accomplishes Impossible Goals
Okay, so what do impossible goals have to do with cars? Turns out Toyota knows quite a few things about impossible goals. From hybrid technology and being the most diverse automaker in the US to their sponsorship of Olympics and Paralympics, Toyota is in the business of accomplishing impossible goals.
Olympic althletes, olympians and paralympians, all have impossible goals. Alana Nichols is a paralympian and a Team Toyota athlete. After a snowboarding accident left Alana paralyzed from the waist down she returned to sports, competing as a dual-sport paralympian, and beca,e the first U.S. female Paralympian to win gold medals at a Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
Alana is an example of someone who knows that impossible goals take a team effort, “It takes a lot of resilient people that have the same dream coming together to make it happen. With the right technology in place, one step at a time, we can reach our impossible goals.”
The most fuel efficient vehicles on the market? Toyota crushed that impossible goal. Over 20 years ago Toyota introduced the Prius, the car that has become the predecessor to a whole new generation of hybrid vehicles. Starting with the 2021 Toyota Venza all models are hybrid with 40 miles per gallon. Yes, that’s a midsize crossover SUV that offers 40 MPG. It also works out to about 500 miles per tank of gas. I’m already dreaming about roadtrips! And the hybrid Highlander will offer 35 miles per gallon in a full size SUV. That’s a 3-row SUV, plenty of room for the kids, their soccer gear, and all the groceries, with 35 MPG. I can say that another way. The hybrid Highlander offers the best MPG SUV on the road by far. Impossible goal crushed.
As a Mom to three boys fuel economy is a big factor for me when looking at vehicles, but of course life is about more than just fuel economy. Toyota knew that too. What other features am I excited about?
- Toyota Safety Sense with adaptive cruse control, road sign assist, pre-collision braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and steering assist.
- Wireless phone chargers.
- The Venza has 4 USB ports while the hybrid Highlander has 5 USB ports
- Connected phone systems are wireless and connected car technology includes Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- In-car technology includes a larger media screen (either 8” or 12.3” touch screen), WiFi, and a premium JBL audio system will be offered
- Digital rearview mirror
- Luxury options include rain sensing wipers, smart key keyless entry, and a birds eye view camera that operates at low speeds.
- The Venza features a height adjustable kick-motion activated lift gate
- The center row captains chairs in the hybrid Highlander have a heated seat option.
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