Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One of My Most Disliked Quotes

On Monday I shared one of my most favorite quotes.


It was a long one, but I love it, and I try hard to live by it.


But, there is one quote that I am not always a fan of...


It's this one: 
'WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN, OR CAN'T, YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT'

Grrrrr.... this statement always gets me.


Why?


Because it's true!

The quote blatantly states that if i think I'm not going to do something...

I'm not.

And every time I remember this statement I tend to want to to try harder.


So, it urks me- but I like it. Sounds weird-but think about it.


Working hard and accomplishing something that you didn't think you could do, leaves you with a great feeling.

But, there are those times when you just know there is an easy way out and you're tempted to choose it.


You know the type I mean...


The road where you will not meet fears or challenges and no elbow grease is needed...which inevitably will lead you down the path to 'Your Comfort Zone'?


(Yes, I knew you'd remember...)

There are so many times in our lives when we think we cannot accomplish something. We imagine the work that it will take to get somewhere- and we think it will be so unbearable that we just cannot stand to even think about it.

Instead, we choose the easy road and call it quits early on.


Why


Because it's easy to justify...

We can always find a million, or more, reasons why we should just:
  1. Forget about it
  2. Let it go
  3. Not worry about it today
  4. Wait until next time


But what I have noticed with myself is that if I just say this simple phrase (the one I dislike), it will give me just a bit more of a push and I will realize that I CAN DO IT!

It's almost as if it spurs a little healthy competition with myself. (Don't tell Me I cannot do something!)

It's similar to the story of The Little Engine That Could. (I know we allllll remember THAT story.)
Can You?
Sometimes we can make tasks seem so monstrous, but if we push ourselves to try just a little harder...think a little more positive...and work just a little longer.....


We CAN DO IT!

'WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR CAN'T YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT'
(From BoardofWisdom.com)


If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you are dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't;
It's almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost;
For out in the world you'll find;
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of yourself before
you can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go;
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins;
Is the man who thinks he can.


- -Anonymous

I think you can, I think you can, I think you can...
YOU CAN!!!!

Truly,
Amber 

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