The saying, “if you think you can or if you think you can’t, you are right” speaks to the power of one’s thoughts. What you think about your abilities or capabilities will either propel you or paralyze you.
How often have you heard amazing survival stories of people who were stranded or lost for days without food or water? There are countless others noted for accomplishing seemingly impossible feats because they found the inner strength and motivation to keep going long after their bodies gave out. The common factors in these situations can likely be attributed to determination and the confidence to finish the task. In essence, they decided that they couldn’t or wouldn’t quit.
We are familiar with the fictitious children’s story The Little Engine That Could, which is a lesson about optimism. As the story goes, the little train was confident in his own ability to succeed and finish the task at hand despite his small size. He was able to save the day by pulling a train full of toys from one side of the mountain to the other. By the little training thinking that he could accomplish what he set out to do and then verbalizing, “I think I can”, he reached his goal and became the hero in the story. What others thought about him was not important. He was focused on the end result, which was getting the job done. How about you? Do you need more confidence in yourself and in your ability? You can start by shutting out the naysayers. Don’t listen to the crowd unless they are cheering you on!
Take action now: Meditate on Romans 8:31b: If God is for us, who can be against us?
Embrace this truth: You are equipped to do what you set your mind to accomplish.