I love this one...been chewing on it for a week now.
"Anyone who feels that their lord or elders ask the impossible is a person as simple minded as the lowest servant." The Hundred Rules of War, pg. 17
Now, most of us don't really have lords and elders but, if we're honest, we all answer to someone. I've got a couple bosses. I've got a few teachers. As much as I think I'm independent, I have people to answer to.
Here's a thought to consider:
Take the requests of your bosses/teachers/spouses/parents/whoever and a challenge. Want me to do something impossible? Awesome...I will.
But there's a more important word in the quote; a word that drives me nuts sometimes. "Feel". You feel like you've been given an impossible task? You feel like it's too hard? You feel like your boss is overwhelming you? So?
Have you taken time to think? Think, and consider the request from another perspective? Probably not, but it's natural. I think we're naturally geared to complain first when things get hard. It takes practice. Intentional practice.
I hope you're given an impossible task tomorrow and I hope you crush it. I hope you learn to take on the challenge with a smile and an "awesome".