If you say you can't then you won't.

September 21, 2012  •  2 Comments

It's amazing how much of life is a mind game.  It is all about believing in yourself and challenging the word impossible.  I am a huge fan of inspirational quotes - despite almost always butchering them - and use them throught my day, week, month, year to continue to motivate myself and to get myself out of a funk.  There are many days that I wake up exhausted, wanting to throw in the towel, knowing that I didn't get everything checked off my to do list, or that I haven't quite found the rythym in life which allows me to dance gracefully.  It is on those days that I need to remind myself that life is good and that I am in control. 

I cannot control all variables in life - stopping a rainstorm, curing illness or injury, creating money from thin air - but I can control my attitude around it.  How we react to things handed to us in life (good or bad) is up to us.  Will we do it gracefully or will we be boastful? Will we let it crumble us or lift us up?  How are we going to react is our power.  Now let's be honest - we are human and it is natural to have a negative reaction to a negative event.  I do not expect anyone to be able to constanlty be happy go lucky and let the bad role off your shoulder, BUT it is imperative to work towards changing our attidue as soon as we notice that we are not happy.    

Every day can not be perfect.  And although the quote "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a great one, the reality is sometimes life hands us rotten lemons and no amount of sugar is going to make them taste good.  So when you have a day where it feels like everything is going wrong and you think to yourself "can't this day just be over" - stop yourself and realize that every day is a gift and the amount of days we have on this earth are limited - so throw out that rotten lemon and start anew.  What can you do in your power to turn your day around so that you can enjoy the remainder of time you have?     

One thing I am most guilty of is getting upset with myself that things are not happening for me at a faster rate but if I sit back and reflect on my life I would realize that if the flood gates opened right now that I would drown.  I have to take down the walls of the dam piece by piece and let the water slowly ease in.  This will allow for a smooth flowing current that I can handle for the length of time rather than getting swept away by the current.  I am huge into metaphors and analogies, so you just have to bare with me if that's not your thing, but it helps me better visualize my life.

If we stare too closely at the door in front of us that just closed, we may not see the windows and doors that are open all around us.  Or better yet, if we don't see any doors or windows, what stops us from pulling out a [fill in the most appropriate power tool for the job] and creating our own door or window.  If you want things to happen in life, then sometimes you have to make it happen.

I truly believe that a lot in life is simply mind over matter, so if you say you can't then in the end you won't.  It is time to really start believing in ourselves and pushing just outside our comfort zones.  It's time to make things happen.

 

 

 

 


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Jess Regan Photography
Thanks for your feedback Katie ; ) I appreciate it.
kathleen frank(non-registered)
i need to read this post tonight. i can't tell you how often i get caught up in that guilt spiral of not accomplishing things quickly enough. thank you for your honesty and encouragement!
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