So, my one of the last articles was on procrastination and I would like to make one thing clear. Since exams are coming, I’ve noticed everyone is stressed out. The reason is simple, no one wants to fail. Failure is a crappy thing and eats at your emotions and digs its way out from the voices inside your head until eventually you actually start saying “I can’t.”
I don’t know about the rest of you but when people say “I can’t” do this or that it really gets me mad. Not at them in particular but to whomever convinced them they couldn’t. Like no! You aren’t allowed to limit yourself to an itty bitty range of “I can.”
A wise philosopher named Rocky Balboa (loll), once said “You are where you are because of the decisions you’ve made. The choice has always been yours to make. Either choose to be great or choose to be a waste.” Even though he’s a fictional character in one of the best movie series of all, his words ring true.
No matter of what anyone tells you if you want to do it, you should like Shia LaBeouf, “Just do it! Don’t let your dreams be dreams!”
And in heart of being a christian school here is a bible verse to further your “I know I can” morale.
Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
The tortoise and the hare is a well known fable and we all know how it ends. Greatness is a process and so is confidence. It’s not an easy thing. First convince yourself that you can. Instead of saying “I can’t” say “I’m going to try.” I myself am not an outgoing person but because I’ve decided that I’m not going to regret things anymore, then it doesn’t hurt to try. This all may sound very cheesy but eh, I believe in you. I know anyone can accomplish wonderful things and maybe this is your wake up call. If it is, I’ve accomplished another “I can.” And you also have an invisible person rooting for you on the other side of cyberspace.
So make it like a “little blue engine that could” and do great things!
“I think I can, I think I can.”
*Disclaimer I do not own the quotes for The Little Engine That Could or any other references made.*