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I Can.

Submitted: March 27, 2013

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Submitted: March 27, 2013



I Can:

It is not amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it.

The human brain is an extremely complex thing, capable of incredible feats.

Therefore, when do something “amazing” we should not be amazed – merely satisfied.

Sadly, all too often, we underestimate our abilities.

We set ourselves goals that are far too easily attainable, and limits that are far too limiting.

Then, when we reach these modest targets, we tell ourselves that we have achieved something.

This leads us to mislabel our failures as successes, to misinterpret our weakness as strength.

To mistake mediocrity for “amazing”.

This perception prevents us from ever really striving for amazing.

So scared are we of failure and ridicule that we forego our dreams and ambitions to avoid them.

We never attempt things that we want to do for fear that we will come up short.

We go through life making “safe” decisions so as to avoid risk.

We comfort ourselves with the knowledge that we still achieve amazing in our day-to-day lives.

We reason with ourselves that we could never have achieved our dreams anyway.

But we are wrong to do this.

History has been written by those who dared to dream.

By allowing ourselves to be controlled by fear and doubt, we limit our capacity to achieve.

Everyone will fail at something in their life – that is guaranteed.

The true weakness comes from being too afraid to believe.

The true failure comes from not being brave enough to try.

We are all capable of being more than we are.

It is not amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it.

It is amazing the things that we never do

Because we don’t believe we can.

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