I think I can, I think I can, I think I can … I know I can!
In life, we learn that the people who surround us do not always support us. The only person we can truly depend on is yourself. When we learn to love ourselves, we learn to trust our choices and thoughts no matter what others might think or say.
Loving ourselves enforces the policy to surround ourselves with people who have the same beliefs, and the more we know we can do anything, the more confidence we attract into our lives.
This thought reminded me of the childhood story I had read repeatedly and then read to my children when they were young, “The Little Engine That Could” by Mary C. Jacobs. The story of a switch engine that didn’t have enough confidence to believe that he could pull his train cars up and over the hill to its final destination.
This little engine asked many engines he passed who were larger and stronger if they would help him but each had their own life to live and no time to help the little engine in his quest.
It was until this little engine asked another switch engine—not much bigger than him—if he could help him that he found the support he needed: “I’ll be glad to help you if I can.” The little engine was so happy to have found a friend and supporter.
Immediately the little engine’s new friend started helping to pull the train cars up the hill, all the while chugging, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can … When the job was successfully completed, the little engine had all his cars over the huge hill and was now able to carry on to his destination on his own. He was so grateful for the teamwork of his new friend. The little engine now new he had it in him to complete his job. He also learned that he had to change his mindset to a very positive one like his new friend had.
As the “little engine that could” found out, we all can do whatever we need to do if only we put a positive intention and affirmation to the task. A positive mindset will get us farther than a negative one will. Not everyone we come across will help us, but they are part of our journey, and, as the little engine discovered, the bigger, stronger engines’ refusal to help him led him to meeting his new friend and in turn he learned what can be accomplished by having a positive mindset. This would not have happened if the bigger, stronger engines had just done the job for him.
Today, I want you to write the intention, “I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!” Then Feel it! Believe it! Achieve it!
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Enjoy life and breathe in every moment!