“We can do it, we can do it. We can help our Cinderelly. We can make her dress so pretty. There’s nothing to it, really…” Remember the mice in Disney’s Cinderella? And P.S., I just wrote that from memory. If the mice can do it, then so can we.
Silly, yes, but you gather the point. Our thoughts are the single biggest determinant in what is possible for us.
“I think I can, I think I can.” The lovable train from The Little Engine That Could is another children’s analogy that highlights how our thoughts affect what is possible.
Can you tell I’ve been spending loads of time with kids? Seriously though, what we tell ourselves equals our confidence. Do you tell yourself, “I’ll never accomplish that. Who am I to even want that?” Pay attention to what you say in your mind. Are you encouraging yourself or discouraging yourself?
Self-encouragement gives us confidence. And confidence gives us courage. Let’s consider what a smart fellow, who’s philosophical legacy has lasted for over 2,000 years, professed. Aristotle wrote, “Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible.”
Courage! Anything that is for your highest and best good can be accomplished with courage.
As simplistic as it may sound, a “I can do it” mantra may be just the push you require to activate your courage and step up to your highest possibilities. Feel free to sing it in a high-pitched mouse voice.
Same video as last time, but it can only help to do it again. Love, Susan