I never like it when a client starts a question with the phrase “Is it possible…”
Depending on how well I know the person, my response can be quite varied. The truth is: anything is possible. If I can make a train run across the ocean, I’m pretty sure I can do whatever they want.
However, there is a tendency to dream in the realm of possibilities while ignoring reason and practicality. I’ve never met a client who doesn’t possess the ability to underestimate the cost of a project. When someone asks, “Is it possible?” I just want to blurt out, “Is it possible that you have an extra $8,000 to spend on this?”
Granted, some of that is just my personality. When you ask me a specific question, I will give you a specific answer. That’s just the way I’m wired. But, I think we all would be better off if we recognized our limits and operated within them.
I’ll be the first to admit that I love dreaming BIG. I love questioning the impossible, and daring my limits. No doubt there is a time and place for that, but I must remind myself that I can accomplish more when I’m considering what is reasonable rather than what is possible.