Monday, November 28, 2011

The Little Engine That Could - Monday Motivation

You've heard it said, "If you think you can, or you think you can't, either way you're right."
This is so true. The last two mornings I went running in 20 degree temps with a headwind on the way home. This may not seem like a big deal, but I've been doing all of my training thus far on a treadmill. Sure, an incline here or there, but mostly just miles. When I set out yesterday morning, I knew there'd be a 16 mph headwind on the way back. I told myself, "Oh please, I've been in worse. Besides, with the running, it won't even feel like the real windchill." And I was right. The gusts were a bit much, but I did it. And boy did that cup of coffee that was waiting for me feel good going down.
Whether it's exercise, and pushing yourself to a new limit, or flexing your fingers on the keyboard and getting that project closer to finished, you can do it.
Your mind is extremely powerful, like a locomotive, and when it sets itself to getting the job done, you'd better believe it'll be done. But give it a second of doubt and you're doomed.
So scrap the "I think I can, I think I can," and replace it with "I know I can, I know I can." You are already half way there.
What have you overcome by the power of "I know I can"?


  1. Great post, Jamie! Yoda would be proud. I think you are absolutely right, and I am trying to use this mindset to launch my independent writing/producing career. It may be awhile before I can fully support myself with my projects, but I have to believe in it or I won't see it through.

  2. You will never know if you don't try, right? I wish you the very best Cortney! Keep us posted.