What comes to my mind are people like Tesla, Franklin, Einstein.
These are folks who kept looking, kept testing, kept searching for the truth. They didn't settle for ideas of "this is reality", this is the way it is. They had ideas, often unique and out there and developed them until they became a reality. My suggestion is perhaps we just haven't developed the idea of, for example flying or having the ability to fly, and have settled for a version of lesser abilities.
Perhaps this notion is just pie in the sky thinking, but I'd like to think we just haven't discovered the abilities yet. Like an elephant tied up as a baby with a small piece of rope cannot break the rope and comes to believe that as an adult he still can't break the rope because he's unwilling to try later in life. Beliefs may just limit perceived abilities.
But, if you do decide to develop the ability to fly, start from the ground.