“Believe You Can and You’re Halfway There (Theodore Roosevelt) by Joan Y. Edwards
One year for Christmas, my daughter, Mollie, gave me a colorful canvas with the words, “Believe You Can and You’re Halfway There.” That is so true. Theodore Roosevelt said these words.
I have witnessed many people, including myself to go gung ho for a project. When another person doubts that you can do it, the doubt rubs off on you and you don’t believe in yourself any more. Inside your emotional self is hurt and now it’s saying, “I can’t do it. I can’t do it. I can’t do it.”
That hurts. The word can’t is a very powerful doorstop, bump in the road, roadblock, detour instigator. If you find yourself using this excuse, stop and rethink the situation. Change your words to I can do it. I am doing it. Hip Hip Hooray for me.
You may not know at the present time how you are going to do it. However, believe you can do it, say you can do it. Take Action. That makes it all happen!
If you’re in doubt of your capability of getting something figured out, remember believe in you, search for the answers. They will appear. Then take action. Your belief will spur you to take the right actions.
Feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll help you rethink the situation and encourage you. I will tell you that you can do it. Sometimes that’s enough to put you back on track saying you can do it. What makes a big difference is you saying out loud, “I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.”
Write I can…add the words of what your objective is. Then write I find a way.
I can bake a pound cake.
I find the time and a way to do it.
I bake a pound cake (by…choose a date, if you like).
After you write it down on a piece of paper, put it in your wallet. Take it out and read it in the morning and at night. Say aloud, “I can do this.”
You can do it. You can do it. You can do it.
One of your fellow readers, Sharon Benfield, left a comment that I thought was very helpful to me and thought you would like it, too.
“CAN”T is like a fence. We use it as protection from failure however it blocks us from progress and production.”
Thanks for being here.
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