During World War I, a Colonel was notified that his troops were surrounded by the enemy, who was demanding that they surrender. The Colonel took this message to his troops, “Gentlemen, we have a situation that armies dream of. We are surrounded on all sides, so we can attack in any direction we want. All we have to do is pick one and go. Our danger is if we sit here.”
Now, that’s possibility thinking! Leadership sometimes requires that we reframe an impossible goal so that our team’s can see their potential for success.