Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Anything is Possible
"Anything is Possible" is actually a trademark owned by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), best known as organizers of the Ironman (TM) series of long distance triathlons. I'd always thought that Adidas had chosen the "Impossible is Nothing" as a kind of tongue-in-cheek reference to the same, being sufficiently different for the lawyers to let it slip. I hadn't realized until now, that "Impossible is nothing" was taken from a famous quote by Mohamed Ali.
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." (Mohamed Ali)