“I think I can”…..The Little Engine That Could. Have you read the book? If you have not, it’s a must! The subliminal message within ‘The Little Engine That Could‘ ,speaks volumes. These are the kinds of books, stories, words, that mold our thinking. They open our mind to a new way of thinking. They push us beyond the place where we might give up.
I read a quote from Henry Ford once that I keep in my back pocket:
WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN
OR YOU THINK YOU CANNOT
YOU ARE RIGHT.
Think about that statement. Our egos can be so powerful that the brain believes what we think about. Our actions are then generated from that thinking. If you think you can….most likely… you will! If you think you can’t, there’s not even a chance of succeeding. You’ve already talked yourself out of it, you’ve already given up, and most likely you’ve already got a stack of excuses as to why you can’t.
Some of us are so committed to being right that we aren’t even open to something different, we aren’t open to expansion, creating new or giving up the old. We’d rather be right. We’d rather stick our heels into what might not be working, so that we are right. We’d make someone with imagination and ideas, wrong, because we NEED to be right. That my friends, is the EGO working overtime.
There’s a difference between CAN’T and WON’T. For instance, I won’t skydive again. I take ownership of the action required. I’m not selling out or quitting. I’m declaring that I won’t. Here’s a can’t. I can’t do 100 push-ups in a row. So if I choose to be successful in this quest, I get to rephrase it to “I’m not physically able to do that BUT I can do 4 sets of 25 and work my way to 100.”
Start with something small that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t succeeded. Look at the words you’re using to describe it and rephrase it so it works for you. I think you can!
Go Get It.
Your God girl