It’s been just over a year ago that I sat down to do something I had never done before. Filled with questions, uncertainties, hope and worry, I stepped into unchartered waters trusting that it would work out for the best.
Driven by desire and conviction I set out to write; to share uplifting, challenging and humorous stories, lessons, and facts; to do what I thought I could, but wasn’t entirely sure.
They say, the first step is the hardest, and I believe it to be true. I am certain you could attest to that fact as well given your own experiences. But the truth is, you can do more than you think you can. We all can.
We are our own worst critic. We don’t forget our failures, and can rattle off our weaknesses in a split second. But ask us to note our strengths, and we all to often stall out and have trouble recognizing any that stand out, much less actually speak them out loud in front of other people. (maybe the dog or cat, tho’) We have been duped!
Psychologists tell us that it is necessary to have some degree of inner critic because it helps us to monitor our behavior. “We doubt ourselves in order to check ourselves”, as the saying goes.
Of course, a total lack of insecurity can be a sign of a narcissist or psychopath, and we certainly don’t want that either, do we?
But again, we can do more than we think that we can.
Who was it that said, “If you think you can’t, you’re right”?
We can always do more than we think that we can, but we won’t find out if we’re not willing to try.
Trying means accepting the possibility of failure, or hurt; but it is also your way to win! It is your way to take a risk on you.
Taking that risk, believing in yourself solves the biggest problem of all – taking that first step.
I don’t know what you’re facing, struggling with, or considering, but I do know that you can do more than you think you can. So much more!
Who knows, everything that you have ever wanted might just be behind that door that you haven’t had the nerve to open yet.
In this case, take advice from Nike – just do it, cuz you can do more than you think you can.
Cheers to you.