If You Think You Can Do a Thing or Think You Can’t Do a Thing, You’re Right

Henry Ford, Founder/CEO of Ford Motor Company was one of the first to use an assembly line in manufacturing cars. He is credited with saying, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

As a parent of two children, I noticed that when they said, ‘I can’t,’ that influenced their ability to accomplish it more than their IQ. I have worked with adults in educational settings over the past thirty-three years, I discovered this phenomenon is consistent with adults too.

It is clear when someone says, ‘I can’t,’ she/he is predisposed to failure. If the person says, ‘I can, I will need to learn, I will do my best,’ they succeed more often than not.

The belief, ‘I can,’ empowers people to do things that compel them to expand into the aliveness that is calling everyone. If you breathe life into your willingness to do something with the mind-set, ‘I don’t know how, but, I will do my best,’ you will grow, to become, to give, to live fully every moment of every day.

Tune into what you are thinking. When you hear yourself think, ‘I can’t’ or ‘This is too big of a problem,’ remember, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

When you hear yourself think, ‘I can’t.’ shift your thinking to, ‘Up until now, I have not done this, but starting now I will look for ways I can.’ And then take the first step. The first step might be to find a book or article, thus, you will have directions. It is easy to find books, articles on everything. The Internet provides the easiest way to find a plethora of information on nearly every topic, including, EzineArticles.com.

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